Someone cuts me off on the highway and my immediate reaction is unworthy of social media sharing. If someone acts contrary to what I think is right or what I want them to do, words may fly out of my mouth which I immediately regret. Or I stew inside wondering why they would do such a thing.
If you’re anything like me, a Christian who wants to live well, you might feel shame and embarrassment when you don’t act well. Especially, when it has to do with anger.
When anger controls us, we might feel condemned for what we said or did. We might justify our actions, so we look better on the outside than we feel on the inside. We might pretend our reactions never happened, or we ruminate over the fact that it did. If we believe it’s never OK to be angry, we will try to manage anger in our own strength. It doesn’t work. It just turns inward, and the result is still harmful.
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