Over the past few months I have gotten to where I am just really frustrated with everything and getting angry with others and extremely mad and feel down and out all the time and I am feeling guilty for being frustrated and angry. I really don't want to be mad at everyone or say things that I don't mean but I for some reason have just gotten so irratible. I almost feel so guilty that I feel that god is getting mad at me. I can tell that I am almost a different person from where I was 6 months ago. I am always in a depressed mood and I want to be nice but I just feel so irratable. Does anyone have advice?
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I keep giving this same advice, but I still like it. Listen to the New Testament on audio. I have a copy on my cell phone and listen during yard work or driving. I put on biblegateway and choose an audio link. Bath your self in the Word of God and learn to rest in Him. His yoke is easy and His burden is light, keeping in mind they used double yokes for their oxen. I think you might be fighting against Him in your walk, which makes it rather more difficult than letting Him do the heavy work (which He has already accomplished for you).
Second advise is to forgive any and all that you are holding grudges towards. Forgiveness is uplifting for all involved.
Get consistent moderate exercise, get 8-9 hours of sleep if at all possible, drink more water and eat more fruits and especially more veggies. Stay away from sugar. All these things make your body run smoother and happier.
If you have habitual sin in your life, confess it to someone who will hold you accountable without holding you under judgment. And when you get tempted to do what you know not to do, see all the above for better choices and distractions.For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Gal 3:27
First off, don't try to do this on your own power. I frequently ask Christ to fill me with His peace, patience, love, joy, perseverence, and endurance. I set aside a time with Him every single day. It doesn't have to be at the same time every day, but if you're a schedule-type person, you might want to fit it in.
I'm talking actual PRAYER time, not reading a Christian book or studying Scripture. We have to talk to Him and spend time with Him. Tell Him about your day. Ask Him to help you. Ask Him to teach you. You know, sometimes, I don't even say anything during my prayer time. I just bask. I've often fallen asleep during these times (lol) but you know what? There is NOTHING like falling asleep in the soothing arms of God! Sometimes, I go out on my deck at night with my iPod and headphones and play some of my favorite praise while gazing at the stars. That brings me right into the Throne Room.
We need that constant connection with God daily. A lot of Christians think they give God that time, because they are reading some Bible study book, or perhaps the actual Bible itself. Maybe you're like me and listen to praise during your housework. You might think spending time with God is reading and/or posting on RITA. All of that stuff is great, but it's not actually spending time WITH God. You're studying. Learning of Him. But not conversing or communing. Remember, even our Lord snuck away for an hour or two early each morning. He was our example in everything. We NEED to have that connection to God. That's what we were created for, communion with Him. Otherwise, we'll begin to spin out of control.
So that's my advice to you -- ABIDE in Him. And ask HIM to give you what you need to overcome, don't try to do it alone or you will fail and feel defeated and hopeless. But in our weakness, He is strong, amen? :D So ask Him to give you His strength. Ask the Spirit to lightly nudge you when you feel the anger rising. Pray without ceasing and ask the Spirit right then to douse the flames of your ire. :)
We're all human. I still have my "Momzilla" moments (as my family "lovingly" calls it), but where does our help come from? Our help comes from LORD, Maker of Heaven and Earth! \O/
~~BeckaWhom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~~Psalm 73:25-26 (ESV)
The first thing I'll ask is are you a male or female? The second thing is how old are you? I ask because your age and gender could have a lot to do with how you feel right now. If you don't feel comfotable with posting that, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
No matter what, I'm praying for you for God to lift the feelings that have you snowed under, and for you to feel His peace and joy.
God Bless and Love,
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
I am 21 years old and I am male. I wonder if I am still going through puberty? I am just now getting facial hair. Maybe puberty has something to do with the way that I am feeling?
Wonderful advice, everyone! I fully agree with the spiritual advice.
Biology and body chemistry can also have a tremendous effect upon how we feel. So can diet and lifestyle choices, such as sleep or work habits. How's your blood pressure?
I find that I don't need to get involved in angry confrontations; it makes my heart work harder and shouting is not good for me. As I've aged, I've learned to take everything in stride and just walk away, or take a break, if something bothers me excessively.
That may be more easily said than done; sometimes I take the attitude that I know in an hundred years none of it will matter, so I can keep things better in perspective.
I hope you feel better soon.
You provide beautiful advice. Your words reflect a pure and dedicated life to the Lord. I pray we all may follow your suggestions and seek to be in His company, here and now. Reading, studying is all excellent too but nothing can replace a direct, one on one relationship.
I feel you are such a kindred spirit, Becka, and I cannot express my gratitude for your words. Keep up your walk with the Lord. I hope many of us here will soon ask Him to come closer into our minds, our souls and spirits as the end approaches.
rising fall, facial hair = testosterone increase. It gives us faster recovery and greater strength but also more aggression and more easily triggered lust. Power tools are great, but you must exercise discretion and control. Don't let the hormones run you (and they will try) but use them for good. Men are designed to protect their loved ones. Testosterone helps us do that if we can keep our male tendencies reined in and under control.
I saw a study decades ago on the effect of hormonal variations in men and women. Women's menstrual cycles are the most widely known because they involve a discernible sign of their cycling. But it turns out that men have more hormone cycles and stronger ones. Which is why there are so many men in prison who have no idea why they committed that violent crime. "Something came over them". Could be either hormones or demons.
It's also why men with the XYY chromosomal abnormality (supermale) tend to be big, hairy and in prison.
In any case this is the challenge you are presented with at this time, and God has made a way for you to be more than a conqueror in it. Becka's advice was very good. You seldom hear of someone who is walking closely with Christ being overly aggressive towards others. Except for Peter and that sword. I'm guessing he was big and hairy. As well as protecting the One he loved.
Robert B, You're such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for your kind words, and I'm so very thankful you are enjoying my posts. It seems a lot of folks have. Recently, I asked Yeshua to use me as a tool in His hand. Perhaps He's chosen to use me as a pen. :)
Here is a song that I ADORE that is relevant to this post. I'm sure RisingFall will enjoy it too. It's called "Live Like That" by a band named Sidewalk Prophets. It pretty much sums up how I want to live my life. Perhaps it will inspire everyone to fully surrender to the Lord and live as He uses you!
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Hi Rising Fall! I do understand what you are going through and it's ok to be irritable once in awhile because we are not perfect. If it's affecting your joy, however, then you just need to get your eyes back on the Lord completely. When ever I start to feel irritable I ask the Lord to bring my joy back and to give me confirmations to keep me excited about His return. This place is not our home Rising Fall! We are never going to feel comfortable or happy in this world. Our joy and our strength comes from the Lord, not from the world. My favorite scripture is Psalms 37:4. Whenever I start to feel irritable I try and think of this scripture and he always gives me the desires of my heart. Our Lord is so faithful! He is just waiting for you to ask Him to fix this so He can bring your joy back. He will do it.
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