Soul Snack 8/120 ... Anger Management
Her tongue had always been her strong point. Articulate and well groomed speech always engineered a destructive tirade. Inwardly her company would flee, though still present. There was little safety or comfort in her presence, none sure of the trigger for the next verbal onslaught.
Explosive outbursts ordained his day. His speech highly punctuated with a power designed to control another. Yet, it only ever him delivered impotence. (This he failed to realise.)
Sadly such circumstances are just too familiar. Another's verbal venom seeps seamlessly across our wounds of time. Wounds even too frequent to number for some.
In your anger do not sin; Jesus is clear, anger is not to lead to sin. Anger, a legitimate human response, is not to lead to illegitmate human behaviour.
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent. Psalm 4:4
Anger is the opportunity for self reflection, and not simply self expression.
Anger is the opportunity for self examination, and not the examination of another.
Anger very rarely issues in silence. Yet the healthy response to my anger is my silence.
Silence is a small price to pay for healthy anger management, respect of others and secure relationships.