Anger is defined as emotional excitement induced by intense displeasure. It is the inflammation of spirit in a person, and if not curtailed, can become destructive.
People who struggle with anger finds themselves snapping at slight infractions. If they evaluate the infraction after their temper settles, they will note that their response was much greater than the infraction necessitated. And although it causes momentary regret, anger continues to rise when an offense presents itself.
A person who struggles with anger will notice that people closest to them walk on egg shells. Since no one knows when anger will blow or what might be the catalyst–they always handle the angry person with kid gloves.
Unfortunately, anger’s effects are far reaching. If children are the objects of anger, they often suffer silently. Their inward brewing many times manifests itself in harmful ways when they become adults. If a husband is the object of anger, his manhood may feel whittled down, causing him to escape through means of secrecy and separation in order to assert his masculinity. Yet around the angry wife, he will continue to exhibit a sense of failure and inability to lead. If a wife is the object of anger she will often wither, and take on unnecessary blame.
Much of anger’s hold is a matter of pattern. A history of handling offenses in a rash or harsh manner has become an ongoing habit. Therefore, to manage anger will mean making changes in pattern, but this alone cannot fully taper its fury.
A change of thinking is necessary to temper the emotion of anger that seems to take on a life of its own. Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking helps us to understand and overcome the volatile emotion of anger.
Joy and peace come from learning to walk in the design God has for our thinking. Every day we battle with old thought patterns and emotions that hold us captive. Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking leads us step by step; taking us deep into truths that set us free to live into a new narrative, one of confidence and purpose—the story we were meant to live.