Family Devotion: God Is Slow to Anger

spacer

by Amy Fritsche and Sarah Kohrs

Play: Ask your children if 30 seconds is fast or slow? slow. Have everyone stand on one leg for 30 seconds. See how high you can count or how many letters you can say in 30 seconds. Watch a clock’s second hand tick for 30 seconds. Try many different activities in the same time frame.

Talk: When things don’t go your way, do you get angry? Anger usually happens fast, but Psalm 86:15 reminds us that God is full of love and slow to anger. We need to be more like Him. If you feel yourself getting angry, wait for 30 seconds. Stop and think about what is happening. Repeat Psalm 86:15. By waiting 30 seconds, we can slow down our anger. Then we will be better able to follow Ephesians 4:26, which warns us not to let our anger lead to sin. How has your anger led to sin? How could you have shown God’s love instead?

Pray: Ask God to help you to slow down when you are angry and remember to love others instead of responding in anger.

See all our family devotions.


Copyright © 2014 by Focus on the Family. ThrivingFamily.com.


Did you enjoy reading this? Subscribe to Thriving Family, a faith-based marriage and parenting magazine!

Favorites

Meaningful Christmas Traditions for Couples

Meaningful Christmas Traditions for Couples

Eight ways to connect this season

Prayer Prompts

Prayer Prompts

More meaningful prayers

Freedom to Fail

Freedom to Fail

Allowing your teen to learn from real-life consequences

Book Reviews for Parents

Book Reviews for Parents

Read our teen and tween book reviews for parents.

Thriving Family Archives

Thriving Family Archives

Articles from the magazine and the website

Ray Vander Laan leads a tour thru historical sites in Israel

read more >>

Access to the entire Adventures in Odyssey library!

read more >>