In the spirit of the season, I’m writing a few thoughts on anger, as I feel that everyone needs help in this area… some more than others. Some of us can become angry and work through the anger with prayer, rational thoughts and conversations. Others, pile up the anger until they explode. That explosion is always at the wrong person. It’s usually a ‘safe’ person who they know cannot fight back. Anger + Rage = DANGER!
Anger feeds addiction as gas fuels a fire. Anger is a fight or flight force. It causes you to fight with those who make you angry, with the end game being anything from a simple spat to an irrational act such as murder; or, it causes you to run. In either case, anger needs to be deflated in order to live a peaceful life free of any addiction. Prescription drugs mask anger just as alcohol and street drugs do; however, in time… they will bite you back. Drugs, alcohol and other addictive behaviors are a means of coping for those plagued by anger. If you’re in an addiction, anger should be worked on just as soon as you are detoxed. Suppressed anger becomes raging rage that is taken out on everyone.
While it is perfectly normal to be angry, it is absolutely abnormal to permit anger to control you. Anger leads to rage. Rage will lead you to a destiny you never thought possible! Anger needs to be aborted before it morphs into rage, as rage is a very destructive force that can become lethal. It is a force that one needs to avoid at all costs. You should never reach rage or allow those who enrage you to occupy your space… at least until you learn how to get it under control.
This post is not going to tell you how to rid yourself of anger. That has to be worked on in a professional anger management course… with a therapist… a coach… or a combination of all three. My hope is that you will find a way to cope with those unresolved issues that have led to your anger and rage. The only thing I can say with certainty is that God is the Key. Not just any God is your answer. It’s only the One True God – Jesus the Messiah – who rids you of anger and rage if you allow Him to. The first thing is true Salvation. Next, it’s turning over all of your sins, frailties, challenges and stress over to Jesus… and leave them at His Feet forever. No taking anything back.
- Receive Jesus and make Him your Peace
- Forgive others
- Forgive yourself
- Get help to Restructure the broken parts of your life
- Ask for forgiveness of those you’ve hurt
- Lighten up
- If you’re in an addiction, get Christian based Help for your Addiction
- Anger is an addiction if it’s out of control
There is peace to be found in the eye of every storm.
It’s simple to receive Jesus… His Gift of Salvation to you so that you can have a spectacular eternity in Heaven with Him. Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”.
Acts 2:38 says, “Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
After asking Jesus into your heart and life, all you need to do is read your Bible every single day and live life HIS WAY – not yours.