Adversity and Anger
Open Your Bible
Proverbs 3:25-26, Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 12:7, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 22:24-25
The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.
Harboring anger can destroy us, but facing our anger requires a great deal of humility and courage. It is easier to blame other people for the problems in our lives than to do the soul-searching work of admitting our own responsibility. God’s Word speaks to how we handle relationships in times of adversity and through seasons of anger.
Read Proverbs 3:25–26. What dangers do you fear most? What does it mean that God is your confidence?
What is your default reaction to adversity? Do you tend to blame others? Do you tend to blame God, or do you reach out to Him for comfort?
In what ways do you harbor anger? What hope does Scripture give us for our angry hearts?