2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger. Psalm 55:2
David now admits he is suffering from the threats of his anger, and his heart is heavy for God to answer him. His mind can’t seem to find rest because of his current situation as the wrath of the enemy has David in a restless state of mind and heart.
Have you ever been there – the anger of others causing havoc on your life? Of course, we have all been the target of someone else’s anger, and when anger is thrown at us, our minds don’t know how to receive it. Anger can’t often be answered with gentle persuasion because it doesn’t listen. Anger is a force that usually doesn’t have logic, only emotion, and now David is the recipient of someone’s unrighteous anger.
We can follow David’s example of how to navigate through the anger of others; he simply calls out to God for answers. Have you had those sleepless nights because of the trouble others have brought your way? You are not alone, but you are in good company. We can rise above by calling out for deliverance of mind. If we aren’t careful, we can get caught up in the anger and participate with its force. Let God intervene on your behalf; the cross revealed His justice towards us. God demonstrated to the world, through Jesus, how to manage anger.
Today in the Workplace
How do you respond to angry people?
Breaktime Bible Study: Anger
- Read Today’s Breaktime
- Review Scripture
2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught 3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger. Psalm 55:2,3
- Answer Questions
What is David’s current situation? What is David’s response?
Have you ever been troubled by the anger of others?
How did you respond?
Pray and ask God for help in any area of anger.