The Gift of Anger
They shed innocent blood… Therefore the Lord was angry with his people. - Psalms 106:40
Sometimes we move too fast to get to forgiveness. We feel so uncomfortable with the anger, sadness, or disappointment that we have to hold in our heart when others are causing pain. The Lord knows a lot about this. The Lord is the best forgiver of all. And yet the Lord freely gets angry.
When it comes to injustice, that makes God really angry. God definitely will forgive, but not before being angry. Sometimes we short-circuit the forgiveness process by skipping over the anger.
How might you need to be angry today in order to confront injustice, set boundaries, work for change, and, ultimately, get to forgiveness?