Biblical Meditation (Part II)

Biblical mediation has many benefits including keeping us from acting on our anger!

Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:25-27

Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.  Psalm 4:4

The passage in Ephesians 4 tell us not to allow the sun go down on our anger, so that we would not give any room for the devil to have control of the situation. In Psalm 4:4, the Bible tells us not to allow anger to cause us to sin. Instead we are called to meditate in our hearts in bed and to be still.

Many times when we are angry, we tend to meditate on what happened and what the other person did. We are feeding our flesh and soul with more poison of anger. Instead the Lord wants us to be still and to meditate on His goodness, His mercies, and His word.

When we remind ourselves of whose we are, it calms us down, and we are not in the revenge mode. We recognize God is far greater than anything that has created hurt or offense in our hearts. We give room for the Lord to speak to us by meditating on Him and allowing Him to take the reign.

How do you manage your anger? Are you able to stop the flood of emotions and be still before the Lord? Are you able to mediate on the goodness of God? Or are you feeding yourself on the memory of what happened and continue to grow more angry?

When everything gets quiet at bedtime, we suddenly find ourselves alone with our thoughts and emotions. Sleep is meant to be a blessing from the Lord, but the devil tries to take advantage of the opportunity to cause agitation and torment in believers’ hearts.

According to Cleveland Institute, one out of every three adults worldview have insomnia issues. That is a serious problem which goes above and beyond cultures, governments, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, etc.

As believers we have to find ways to fight insomnia and not give in to it. One of those ways is to meditate on the Lord and His word. We can’t allow anger to keep us awake and agitated, but we need to lay it down and trust God that He has a way out of the emotion without causing destruction. 

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