You Have Every Reason to Be Angry

You are right. They are wrong. They were at fault and you were innocent. They said and did the that without thinking of your feelings. You have every reason to be angry. You can fill yourself up with hatred and evil emotions and you will be completely justified.

Well, that is except …

1. Anger will not change what happened.

2. Anger will not fix your problem.
In fact, it may just create more problems. Anger causes us to say some extreme things we really don’t mean.

3. Anger will not heal your relationship.
Anger is never the pathway to healing. Sometimes it makes the other person feel bad, but that is usually the best we can hope for. Genuine apologies rarely stem from arguments.

4. Anger will slowly destroy you.
Anger will tear you up inside. It will fill you with bitterness. It will put a sword in your mouth and your words will pierce and cut the recipients.

Just because you have a reason to be angry does not mean you should get angry. In fact, very few times in life is anger a productive response.

In the book of Proverbs is says in 29:11 (NIV) “ A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”

Stay wise and under control, it will be much better in the long run for everyone.

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