Wrath… Who does she think she is? Always stirring the pot. She is such a freeloader, allowing her anger to attach to her sinful self. Always needing to be the center of attention. When know one wants to hear her BS. She’s such a drama queen.
She pisses me off. Now that I got that off my chest, allow me to share with you!
Wrath… the drama it causes when we have unresolved sin.
Each day I woke to the horrible news, a world fighting against me. That is how I chose to set the tone for my day. To make life more challenging, my husband and I are small business owners, which adds to our already existing first world problems. To be a small business owner in America it is a thankless job and without the proper coping skills life can become unbearable. My anger was growing.
Triggers extend past the work place, but enter our homes through everything which is out of our control. At times I felt, still feel, everyone is against me. With each passing day, we are expected to deal with a broken society, institutions working against us, and morally bankrupt people. We are forced to bend over backwards and take it.
Enough ranting about our fallen world, because that isn’t my problem. It’s how I chose to deal with my problems. I can’t change the world but I can choose to change how I show up.
Wrath… the drama queen stings like a bee.
Alcohol is how I chose to deal with my problems. One glass of wine per evening did the trick. I was looking for my peace from the liquid spirit and decided to choose sin over a healthy coping mechanism, like tapping into my inner spirituality. And, when we choose an unhealthy alternative it will catch up with us. On March 17, 2021 my alcoholism caught up with me and God cast his judgement on me.
Since I am a quick learner it didn’t take much for me to understand what had happened and how my life would need to change. Because we are human and by nature sinners, the most important thing we need to learn is to accept our sin. But sin is quite sneaky. At times we don’t even see it when it looks at us in the mirror. For God, it’s about what we do with our sin when it is exposed.
I could have reached for the bottle, drowning my sorrows of an arrest in more alcohol. Or address my problem. For years I knew I had a problem, but did not nothing about it. We have a generous God who is patient, but when we continue to sin it tries His patience.
God’s wrath is drama-free and loving.
God is slow to anger and He will give us ample opportunity to rectify our sin. March 17, He brought my sin to my attention. It wasn’t until April 6, 2021 when my sin had become a full fledge drama and I wasn’t even present to play a role. I had business to attend to and it had nothing to do with anyone else. It was between me and God. He was willing to forgive me for my sin, but I needed to work for it.
It is a process and it involves our hearts. We need to truly want salvation. It is about changing our hearts, not just our mind. That is where Jesus shows up. His example of laying down his life for our sins. Easter weekend 2021 is when these changes took place in my life. I have a heart changed by Christ. I was given a second chance and will not forsaken that relationship.
God’s wrath is revealed when we feel our sin.
Through the eyes of a Christian woman I am starting to see life differently. God chose to love me even after March 17. He offers unconditional, drama-free love. When’s the last time someone offered you that gift?
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
As humans we will sin and we may not always recognize or accept our sins. Our sins develop further, building resentment and in the end, the result of unresolved problems is wrath. I understand because God used me as an example so I choose to extend the same unconditional love to others. It isn’t always easy, but it’s an ideal to work towards.
The difference between the wrath of the drama queen and God’s wrath.
The wrath of a human is much like a temper tantrum of a child. It’s petty and irrational. It’s usually motivated by our own selfish desires. Greed is a sin which has recently crept into my personal life. Since I have been able to acknowledge this behavior in myself and others I have been able to process the sin of greed.
God’s wrath is provoked by our sin. Where God offer’s us unconditional love, He will test us by our sinful nature. Our sinful choices have the ability to destroy relationships and steal our peace.
What I am witnessing in others is the unresolved sin of greed turning into wrath. The anger is stealing their peace and can have irreversible harm if not dealt with properly. It’s all about perspective. When we are in the midst of emotions dealing with our sin, it is easy for us to rationalize our sinful behavior. God is more interested in how we choose to deal with that sin. If we properly process our anger, then we can avoid God’s wrath.