ENEMIES OF THE HEART
QUILT AND ANGER
We get angry when we don’t get what we want or when we’ve been hurt by our loved ones.
We all know people whose anger could be verbalized in one of the following: “You took the best years of my life”, “you owe me an opportunity to try”, ” you owe me a second chance “, ” you owe me affection “, ” you took my reputation “.
The root of anger is the perception that something has been taken. What debt is causing the anger you feel?, Anger can take up residence in the heart and live there for years.
I’d like to propose that today should be the day when you quit holding on to hurt. While it’s true that you cannot undo what’s been done, it’s equally true that you don’t have to let the past control your future. Forgetting the past requires mental and spiritual discipline. ( Ephesians 4:26&30-32).
WHAT ARE YOU ANGRY AT?
You can feel guilty when you regret something you have done or said that you cannot take back. It might feel like your conscience is reminding you about what happened. If you feel guilty about something specific, you could make a deal with yourself to do something about it. Do not let guilt consume your thoughts and heart.
The only remedy to rid yourself of guilt and anger is FORGIVENESS.
Forgive yourself and whom ever you have hurt or has hurt you. If you regard iniquity in your heart, you put yourself in prison, if you forgive yourself and others, you set yourself free. ( Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago- Isaiah 43:18).