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It’s Okay to Be Angry

Our country is reeling right now. As if the global pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, the senseless murder of George Floyd has turned our country upside down. So how are we, as followers of Jesus, supposed to respond?  

First, it’s totally appropriate to be angry. Scripture confirms in Psalm 4:4 and Ephesians 4:26 that there are times when all of us become angry. Jesus Himself was angry at the money changers in the temple—an anger that could only be described as “righteous.” 

Anger is only constructive, though, when it motivates us to focus on a specific problem and offer a solution. That’s what those of us involved with Forward Edge have been doing for decades. Outraged by the injustice of a billion children trapped in extreme poverty—children who in some cases are sold into prostitution or domestic slavery by their own parentswere motivated to do something about it. Outrage alone would have been understandable and appropriate. But would it have been enough?  

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, those of us who follow Jesus need to let our anger motivate us toward constructive action. It might be personal expressions of love and solidarity with our African-American friends, along with a willingness to listen and learn. It might be fervent prayer that God would give our nation’s leaders the wisdom and courage to implement reforms that purge injustice. Or it might be repenting of the pride, insensitivity, and prejudice in our own hearts.  

Crises are always opportunities for something good. Right now, each of us needs to ask and respond to the question: What good is God calling me to do today? 

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    08-08-2014

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Derrick lives with his mother in a four-room house made of stone, which they have been given to use temporarily by a friend. The family has access to clean water, and their bathroom facilities are in good condition.

Derrick's mother is a single parent after his father abandoned them. His mother is mainly unemployed and only occasionally get odds job to try and support them; she is generally unable to care for Derrick's basic needs.

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