Daily Archives: February 1, 2007

Why Am I So Angry? Because of Sin

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 I was doing this huge word study and scripture study of anger, but I just ran out of steam.
RC Sproul states when we are angry its because of these 3 things
1. We are frustrated
2. We are hurt
3. We are disappointed
and everyone and everywhere  states anger comes from selfishness.
There is a difference between righteous anger and unrighteous anger.
 But when is the last time you really had a pure righteous anger about something?
I dont think anyone has truly righteous anger, but we are not righteous, our anger is always tinged with sin.
RC Sproul has a tape series on anger I’m going to re-listen to because I’m dealing with a lot of anger.
un-resolved anger, with my hubby, my family, the church split, etc.
I am frustrated when things don’t go my way or people don’t do what I would do or in the same way.
I am hurt when people don’t take my advice. on anything. especially ‘scriptural’ advice.
I am disappointed when my hubby doesn’t do or say the think the right things.
Anger is so self motivated.
I am an angry person.
I am so selfish.
I am scared it will grow roots, roots of bitterness that weave their way underground, spreading,
seeking water for its nourishment, sprouting up in the unlikely-est of places.
My anger is so bad at times I can’t even be nice.
My anger leads me to depression. To stay in the house so I don’t offend anyone.
My anger makes me physically ill. It ruins my marriage. It keeps me from friendships.
Before  I ‘became’ a Christian, my life was full of anger over things I had no control over, big things, my dad, my father, my past relationships, my self.
Alcohol became the water I drank to nourish the rage.
Depression became part of the vicious cycle I led myself into.
Now, the ‘big’ issues in my life are dealt with, the Holy Spirit, I know, He has claimed my heart,
I can change and have changed.
BUT. I have these unforgettable injustices I feel have been done to me and I
can’t get over them, yes, I’ve prayed. Maybe they are slowly dying, I just can’t see the
effects yet. But will my relationships make thru my ‘sanctification’?
I know God doesnt want me like this, I dont want me like this, my family and friends don’t want me like this.
Here are the words of God for me, the ones that are familiar:
Eph 4:26BE ANGRY, AND {yet} DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Eph 4:31Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Col 3:8But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, {and} abusive speech from your mouth.
Jas 1:19{This} you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak {and} slow to anger;
Jas 1:20
for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Also, a good article on anger here

Resentment is a good word for me.  

Now I don’t walk around a raging lion screaming and yelling and carrying on. But it seeps out, more than I would like it to. I need the help of God to overcome this one, My self control aint gonna cut it for this one.

I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Am I?

Pray for me…. 🙂

Blessings, Kristina

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness”

Ralph Waldo Emerson