Anger, coldness, bitterness and an overall lack of empathy seems to be the norm in today’s culture. It is becoming increasingly hard as a Christian to handle these situations in a way God would want us to.
I think it is important when you see someone behaving angrily towards you or something or someone you love that you pity them rather than becoming angry towards them. Don’t behave the same way as they are.
Their behavior is toxic and they need to establish a relationship with God. Pray for them and try to help them, if they are unreachable remove yourself from the toxicity and continue to keep them in your prayers.
Remember they deserve forgiveness just as much as you do.
You may see some that behave that way in the church. They will shout and proclaim who is on the path to Hell, criticizing the sinners of the world. Or maybe speaking out against all those who are “back sliding” from the faith.
I’ve heard many times about how it is up to us to correct other brothers and sisters. That is true but many use God’s word as an excuse to be angry and hostile to others. Tearing others down in order to build themselves up.
Don’t take the Bible out of context in order to fit your own agenda. Even atheists do that. Know the meaning of the Word, not just the words of the Word.
Paul wrote to the church on how to handle believers who need correction. He told us to do so with love not anger and hostility.
Remember the story of the prodigal son, God wants us to come back to Him, He will wait with open arms and restore the person who has fallen away.
Don’t be the road block on the persons path back to his Father.
We as Christians cannot respond to sin with hate, we need to do so with love. Just as Jesus did.
I am of course not perfect, far from it. I have spoken negatively and had negative thoughts about certain people.
Sometimes I see people criticizing God or mocking Him and I get angry and I think about what is going to be their consequences for what they’re doing. It feels good for a moment but only a moment. Then I feel sorrowful for having those thoughts.
Jesus loves those who mock Him just as much as He loves us.
Don’t get angry or be afraid of those who lash out at you about your faith. Fear Who can destroy both body and the soul.
It breaks my heart knowing what awaits so many.
That is why it is so important to choose love over hate. Show God’s love through our actions to bring others to Christ.
Have a blessed week,