Say No To Anger: Trust God. Work Follows.

“We learn from the Bible that anger isn’t the answer to our life’s problems. We also read in scripture that we must “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” (Psalm 37:8) and that “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly” (Proverbs 14:9). God is the ultimate judge and persecutor.

As Christians, we have the duty to be slow to and refrain from anger in order to flee from evil and not act like a fool. Scripture, thankfully, doesn’t blocks us from leaving a bad circumstance other than from sexual immorality, as we learn in Matthew 19:9 about divorce.

I’m so glad that God allows us to be independent.

Living in Tennessee for these past three years has been brutal to me and my family. From the many looks I’ve got because of how I look and speak to being called a monkey and nothing being done by many locals, I chose to be quiet and leave the area instead of getting angry and complaining. I asked with much faith and God answered my prayers. We are so gone, I must add.

My kid was labeled a poor Latina, pushed to the side in school (according to my wife), was discriminated against by other kids in the pool multiple times because of the color of her skin and much more. How terrible! Clearly, many people living in the bible but need to read scripture more critically and apply what God teaches.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [38] This is the first and great commandment. [39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 37-40.

Our experience in Tennessee resumes to this, We came down here to make a statement — To serve above ourselves. To be friendly and help others. People had the choice to either accept or reject our contributions. Clearly, many chose to reject what we had to offer and be discriminatory against us. “Our gain, their loss.”

Remember: The Lord takes care of His people and instructs us to not avenge against others even if they do wrong against us. He is our shield and justice my friends. “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:19.

I have pity for those who decided to treat us this way…. Lord have mercy on them.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.