While leading worship the other day, the Lord spoke these words to me. “Rage is misdirected passion” Ever since then, I have been rolling it around in my heart.
Those words couldn’t be more true. Years ago, when I began my journey toward internal heart healing, I realized that I was full of rage. I’m not talking about normal anger, but real rage. The kind that is always present in your mind and heart. I realized that I carried rage with me like a backpack everywhere I would go and nothing much would have to happen for it to open up and explode onto whoever was around me. It was a vile thing.
One day after receiving some internal heart healing prayer, I suddenly realized it was gone!! Vanished into thin air as my heart received healing from injustices that had been put upon me as a child. As I received healing at the origin of the pain, the spirit of rage no longer had a hold on me.
Fast forward to now, and I have a full-on passion for Jesus that I never imagined. Now I see, all these years later, that the enemy saw that passion in me way back then and sought to pervert and destroy it, but God always had a plan of redemption for it. For that I will be forever grateful.
There is hope for you too! If you know you struggle with rage, then ask God to show you the true origin of that pain and then ask Him to tell you the truth about that situation. Ask Him to show you where He was when whatever caused the pain happened to you. He is ready to redeem your passion today!
God, I pray that right now you will highlight places that need healing. Passion is a holy thing, but when covered with pain, it can become anger and rage. Lord, I want to have holy passion. I want to be free from the shackles of anger, resentment and rage. Lord, free me, in Jesus Name!!!
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, Proverbs 22:24