top of page

Count to ten?



Count to ten? I recently came across a medical study comparing heart-pumping efficiency in men facing physical and emotional tests. Divided into at-risk and non-risk groups, anger notably reduced blood flow in both, especially at-risk individuals. This puzzled doctors, prompting a simple prescription: "count to ten" before succumbing to anger's potential harm.


Think about it. "Count to ten before anger!" Control trumps cures. Anger rationalized as "uncontrollable," is seen as incurable. Yet, mastering anger is within reach.


God’s Word tells us: “In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me” (Psalms 37:8-9).


Anger often masks selfishness. Believing anger is uncontrollable is succumbing to self-interest, neglecting others. Recognize anger as a temptation to sin, avoidable with precautions. It's not genetic but a moral issue. Acknowledge its threat to physical, spiritual, and relational well-being. With God's help, we can control anger. "Count to ten" may be the best remedy.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, help us see through our anger. Grant us strength to resist, remembering the harm it causes. Guide us to see anger as sin and guard against it. With Your help, we can control our tempers and find peace.  In Jesus name. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

Commenti


Count to ten?



Count to ten? I recently came across a medical study comparing heart-pumping efficiency in men facing physical and emotional tests. Divided into at-risk and non-risk groups, anger notably reduced blood flow in both, especially at-risk individuals. This puzzled doctors, prompting a simple prescription: "count to ten" before succumbing to anger's potential harm.


Think about it. "Count to ten before anger!" Control trumps cures. Anger rationalized as "uncontrollable," is seen as incurable. Yet, mastering anger is within reach.


God’s Word tells us: “In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me” (Psalms 37:8-9).


Anger often masks selfishness. Believing anger is uncontrollable is succumbing to self-interest, neglecting others. Recognize anger as a temptation to sin, avoidable with precautions. It's not genetic but a moral issue. Acknowledge its threat to physical, spiritual, and relational well-being. With God's help, we can control anger. "Count to ten" may be the best remedy.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, help us see through our anger. Grant us strength to resist, remembering the harm it causes. Guide us to see anger as sin and guard against it. With Your help, we can control our tempers and find peace.  In Jesus name. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

Commenti


bottom of page