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
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?
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 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:
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…. 🙂
“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness”
Ralph Waldo Emerson