Anger Advice & Help
Christians Advice & Help for Anger
What is anger?
Anger is a normal reaction when we feel something unjust has happened
to us. We feel angry when someone lets us down or hurts us - intentionally
or unintentionally. God himself displays and vents his just anger
many times in the Bible stories and this is often interestingly
called righteous anger! God's righteous anger however appears
as a reaction and direct result of humans sinful behaviour and
tendency to love darkness.
Why is anger such a problem if not dealt with?
Anger when it is an emotional reaction to unjust behaviour
or calamities that occur is not a problem. It's already been said
it's a normal and necesary part of life and reaction to it like
fear is the reaction to impending danger.
Anger becomes however a problem when it
has no constructive outlet or remains hidden inside and an unresolved
issue. In these cases anger pretty much always lead to resentlment
and unforgiveness as well as bitterness and eventually - damage
to not only the person but towards whom the anger is directed.
Interestingly and just as importantly, the person who holds and
will not let go of the anger and needs to undesrtand full how
destructive it is to th bearer - not just the receiver at the
Bitterness ruins lives.
Anger turned to bitterness can take on a power all of its own
and ruin good people. It can lead to hate - the opposite of love.
The person with the anger often ends up the most damaged not because
of what has been done - but because they are unwilling to forgive.
God makes it very clear that unforgiveness damages both the trespasser
and the trespassed! So be careful about harbouring resentment
- get help while you can:)
Why is anger necessary for us to
In Mark 11:25 forgiveness is described as being necessarily present
before we can know the forgiveness of our sins from a loving God.
We learn that to forgive is a required act of obedience and surely
for a good reason - that God extends his forgiveness to us, and
so we should forgive others. If we are not forgiving as he has
forgiven us, there is no repentance - no forgiveness - and so
no peace of mind for us.
Anger cause a gap to form between
our loving God and us
Anger left unresolved creates a huge gap between God
and us and is the cause of a great deal of disfunctionality within
many people who refude to deal with hidden issues and anger It
is a fact of life that unresolved bitterness and anger gives rise
to many emotional and psychological as well as phisical (eventually)
problems. Depression, nervous disorders and many phyiscal illnesses
all strated off as anger turned inward.
Sites that help Deal with Anger
- anger control help
- anger advice courses
- anger management site
The Bible help with being angry? - for
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