“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
One thing is certain at this point in time. There are a lot of angry people in our country. People angry over how the pandemic is being handled in their own communities or states, people angry over the status of the recent presidential election which still has not been certified and is being contested, people angry over hoarding that keeps them from purchasing supplies that they want or need, and people just generally angry.
Anger appears to be the reality for so many people. If you are one who is holding anger within yourself, kindly pay attention to this: STOP IT!
Yes. Stop holding that anger in. It is doing you absolutely no good and is, in fact, doing you a whole lot of ill. People who nurse anger are more prone to many physical ailments: high blood pressure, ulcers, and cardiac diseases to name a few.
Beside physical ailments, people who nurse anger have a crippled faith life. They often give up praying because “God isn’t doing” what they want Him to do. Their anger toward God keeps them from drawing close to Him and keeps them from trusting Him. Angry people try to do everything on their own and that includes cutting God out of the picture.
Yesterday, we were reminded of the importance of taking care of ourselves. One of the most important things that we can do in self-health and self-maintenance is to let go of anger’s hold on us. Doing so, we will begin to feel better immediately.
FAITH ACTION: Ask God for the grace needed to let go of any anger you might be nursing in your heart.