TOPIC: Dealing with Parental Anger
Col. 3:21 – “Father, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”
Almost everyone has a tendency to be angry at least once per week. It may be minor frustration with another or being irritated with your kids for not putting some things in the right place.
Some parents live with daily anger and hurt the feelings of their children at times, which may not be repairable. Children usually put such into their mindset and perhaps grow with it. Some parents and their children are in a constant battle of outburst of anger and abusive words.
If you look back into your childhood, you would probably remember being hurt by your father or mother; and every time you think about such, it brings you anger. Anger is a problem for every Christian but sinful anger is what our Maker rejects (Eph. 4:26).
Parental anger sometimes leads to child abuse, divorce, health problems like heart ache, heart attack, high blood pressure, ulcer, etc. Colossians 3:8 enjoins you to put all your anger and abusive speech aside. Similarly, Eph. 4:26 says, “Be ye angry and sin not, let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” Jacob’s anger against his two sons, Simon and Levi, made him to issue curses on them.
Their offences were that they were aware of the rape of their sister, Dinah and manhandling and sale of Joseph into slavery. Don’t be like Jacob. Become like Christ. You will be angry and develop hatred for sin.
You can control your anger by instantly turning it off when it wants to control or overwhelm you. Parental anger has several consequences and we should avoid getting into uncontrollable anger that can lead us to destroy God’s precious gifts to us spiritually or physically.
You will achieve this when you always remember that anger hurts your child. Children of angry parents are less empathetic. The effects of parental anger can continue to impact the adult child on depression, spouse abuse, career and economic achievement
As a parent, God expects you to control your anger. The Holy Spirit is your helper in this regard. Be calm when interacting with your children. Break destructive family legacies around anger.
Feel more prepared to cope with your own anger and that of your children. I pray that God will help you, in Jesus’ name.
Anger doesn’t solve anything; it builds nothing, but it can destroy everything
Every spirit of the old man troubling your life shall be dashed into pieces, in the name of Jesus.
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty,
victorious Thy great name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest to both great and small,
In all life Thou livest the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but naught changeth Thee.
1. Every power of the old man in my foundation, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every spirit of the old man in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. You spirit of anger, hear the word of the Lord, I uproot you by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Spirit of the Living God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every spirit of anger controlling my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. Holy Spirit, empower me to conform to the image of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
7. Fire of God, purge my life from foundational acquired anger, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Kings 3-4; 2 Chronicles 1; Psalms 72
MFM Daily Devotional 27th May 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.