I have heard many well-meaning Christians spew out today’s scripture when someone has confided issues within their marriage to the wrong person. “Well, don’t let the sun go down on your anger,” they often spout as great advice. They often mean, seal your lips. Make up. Pretend you are not angry. Yuck! This is the kind of useless advice you receive when you over-share personal concerns with the wrong person. This scripture is instructing you and me that we are to resolve our anger issues. Repressed anger stuffed down deep in your gut will eventually come out. It may come out as depression or anxiety, sickness or disease. Often just talking about your exasperation or hurt is all it takes to alleviate the pain. Seek out your go-to person and pour your heart out. Now is the time to use your words! But, you might be saying, I don’t have a go-to person. Well, that’s certainly not true. You have the ultimate friend. Tell God how you feel. Savor the lyrics of this old gospel favorite and take in the assurance that you are loved and cared for. You have a friend.
I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears,But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night;
I go to him in prayer, He knows my every care, And Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Now let us, Have a little talk with Jesus, Let us, tell Him all about our troubles,
He will, Hear our faintest cry, And He will, answer by and by;
Now when you, Feel a little prayer wheel turning, And you, know a little fire is burning.
You will, Find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Your best friend is listening; use your words, Linda