Anger & Grief
After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. (Mark 3:5)
Our Lord felt sorrow at the hard hearts of mankind, but it also made Him angry. Grief and anger often intermingle in our hearts. An unjust world infuriates us, and yet, it can also bring us to tears. Why does life have to be so hard sometimes? And why do people have to be so cruel?
Sin is the problem. It’s always been the problem, and Jesus is the answer. The more we turn to Jesus the better equipped we become to wade through this dark world’s gloam and point people toward the Son. The more people we bring to Him, the brighter we make the corner where we are.
It’s okay to be angry with this world. It’s okay to be saddened by it, too. Just don’t be defeated by it.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites