You don't wan't to feel or look like this cat! Your littles will be greatly effected by how you feel and act, so the most loving thing you can do is learn how to deal with your own anger, even when your tired. The Lord can give you the energy to not be so angry.
This is one of my biggest struggles. When I'm tired I can be a big grouchy bear and shamefully my kids have felt the consequences of my wrath. But, over time, I have been able to arm myself with scriptures, to win the battle against over tiredness and crankiness.
My favourite bible verses for when I'm feeling that grouchy bear rising up is:
I have seen overtime that when I'm happy my kids are happy, too.
Below are a few bible verses that describe what anger does, how it effects our lives, and why we should not walk in this behaviour.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
Control your temper for anger labels you a fool.
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Don't sin by letting anger control you. Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, hash words, and slander as will as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper- it only leads to harm.
The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding. So stirring up anger causes quarrels.
Being an angry mom is not God's perfect plan for our lives. He want's us to live in peace, and that means being in his perfect will. It can be very difficult sometimes, I mean many times, if your like me and a bit of a control freak. But, the Lord new their where always going to be people like me. That's why he gave us the Holy Spirit. Wow, what a gift! I would be completely helpless in controlling my anger with out him.
I have learned over the years that it is me who sets the atmosphere a.k.a mood of my home. Once, I got this it changed everything. I stopped blaming my kids and circumstances and began to take responsibility for my behaviour and began to seek out Holy Spirit to help me..
Holy Spirit taught me how to not let my emotion control me, but how to became the master of them well, most of the time. Yes, many time I slip up, but knowing scriptures helps to put me on the right track.
Overtime, it became clear that when I am at peace, my home is a peaceful place, too. Well, most of the time, we not in heaven yet.
However, even though I long to see my Saviour, there are many days where I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, but in the middle of God's perfect plan for my family, even when I'm not dead in the centre of it. God is still gracious to give me his peace and strength to keep on staying calm, one day at a time.
1.) Get enough sleep - Tired is a breeding ground for rage and anger. Make sure your kids are sleeping so you can get to bed earlier. Turn off electronic's one hour before sleeping. You should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
2.) Start a gratitude journal - Begin journaling each day to remind yourself how blessed you are. Journaling will give you practise in starting to think about how you can stop letting the little things turn into bigger issues that pave the path to anger.
3.) Scripture Cards - Print out, or write your own cards with bible verse that help you to stay calm and joyful. Place them around the house in hot spots where blowup's happen like the kitchen so that your prepared when your feeling like you might explode into a raging grizzle bear.
What things do you do to control your anger?