This week I am re-posting an old blog entry from four years ago about Anger. This is the perfect post to reflect on for a lot of reasons. The first thing I noticed was that my writing seemed a lot sloppier back then. However after I dug deeper I started to notice the more important things to reflect on. God has transformed me in so many ways. I still struggle with anger at times but not nearly like the way things were. Also reading a few of those blog entries from that same time frame, it reminds me of how tough things were during that season. Since then God has blessed and transformed me in more ways than I can imagine. Praise God.
I hope you enjoy reading this post from May of 2018…
Today I am writing about anger. This is hard to talk about because one of my biggest struggles is my anger. Out of nowhere something occurs, could be major or could be small and I lash out. I shout, I bang the table, throw something, kick something. Then comes the shame. Whether a short outburst or a long one, the shame comes. My wife and I were watching the new Thor movie and there is a scene right after the Hulk has an angry moment. He calms down and is pouty, looking like a child ashamed of himself. My wife looked right at me and motioned to the screen, I could tell what she meant. We both laughed as it reminded us of me.
While that moment was funny often times when I’m in the middle of my anger I get angry at God. I’ll question him, wonder why the…
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I have had an anger problem, but by God’s grace it’s becoming a thing of the past. All the throwing things and yelling at my kids don’t happen any more. Sadly, my kids are grown and I think they remember all that. I pray, “O precious Lord, rescue them from the past I gave them and give them new life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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