The Bible says in Ephesians 4:26, “let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” We often hear this taught or preached in regards to married couples, that they should resolve any and all “issues” before going to bed at night. While I agree that a couple should not go to sleep if there are any unresolved problems, this verse goes way beyond a husband and wife relationship.
Without writing out a whole message to preach right now, I just want to add one point to this. I believe that, “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” can also apply to your relationship with your children. If you have had some harsh words with your children that left them discouraged, you need to resolve those hateful, hurtful words before sending your kids off to bed. Let the last words they hear at the end of the day be these kind, loving, tender words: “I love you.” (However, they may need to be preceded with, “I lost my temper. Please forgive me.”) I would rather for my children not to have hurt feelings when they go to sleep at night, but with peace in their hearts. If you make peace with your children, you will sleep better, too.