From the Doctor’s Diary-9-Anger resides in the lap of fools
23 April 2009
One day because of certain happenings in my home, I was very irritated and angry. Not only that, a patient had come and troubled me no end. Not able to find anyone to vent my anger, I poured a part of it on my wife and children. One of the ways that God’s speaks to man is through nature. And the Holy Spirit thought this was an appropriate occasion to speak to me in an unusual way.
In to my room flew a wasp and in its desperation to get out of the room, started stinging everything it touched. Enraged, as it was, it did not stop at anything. Quickly and silently the Holy Spirit spoke, “Aren’t you like that wasp? Stinging anything and everything (anyone) for no fault of theirs? Before Satan gets a foothold, spit out your anger.” That counsel put out the fire in me in just a moment.
Sometimes we are like Jonah the prophet. When God asked him, “Have you any right to be angry?” He said, “I do, I am angry enough to die.” Foolish; one may think! But that was his answer.
The Great Preacher Solomon says; do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9) Mediating on these words will make us meeker in our ways I guess.