This month's devotion hits a personal note for me. As a heart warrior, you may find that anger issues sometimes surface later in life. This, at least, is what happened for me.
Living with CHD affects people differently, and in many ways. As a heart parent, you may feel angry, confused or worried. You may have a plethora of other emotions that kick in at any given moment. For children - those living with a CHD - experience their own emotions in personal and different ways.
For a Long Time, I Did Not Understand
For a long time, I did not understand the struggle that was inside me. It wasn't until I found God that He blessed me with the wisdom and love to find purpose in my illness. He not only taught me that what I have learned could benefit me, but showed me that I could be a help to other people who are in similar situations.
Anger can be consuming. It almost destroyed my marriage, and my soul. When I let Jesus Christ into my heart, He helped me let go of my anger and then took me on an incredible journey.
So please, when you feel anger, take time to meditate in God's word and His way of life. It is then that you will find true peace within your heart with joy soon to follow. Spreading that joy onto others is precious and has a beautiful way of softening that angry heart.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
By Lisa Colvil, Author of
Through the Beauty of Grace I WILL