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Is There Righteous Anger Ever?

On May 28, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Only God can free us from it!  
I learned "anger" from my father!  As an adult now, I want to keep as far from it as I can!  Anger cheats and destroys (just like "the evil one")!  I cannot repeat the sin of my father!...I pray ... Amen.

On May 29, 2017 Donna Kuck wrote:

 Speaking from the biology of the human body, anger is an emotion. It is a natural emotion and can be extremely useful because it can energize the body, preparing it for some great effort such as fight, flight, standing up to a bully or cleaning the kitchen.  But the damage is done when we do not allow this natural energy to express through bodily action. Instead we suppress it or make up damaging stories about what it "means" to be angry.  It takes equal energy to suppress anger.  We sometimes show this by freezing, having tight muscles, being stiff and unyielding in our movements. This is much harder on the body than shaking off the anger, stomping our feet or taking a brisk walk or sweeping the sidewalk with great vigor.  Think - "what you resist persists."  We resist anger because we are told that it is bad to be angry. We would be much better served to acknowledge the anger and use it as a gift of energy that we can then direct in some useful manner.    

On May 30, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Donna, I hear you!  (And you have good right to be angry!) ... In actuality, I am angry with you for what I see/sense "in your words".  Not OK.  Know I cry with you!  I wonder how God is going to judge this upon our meeting Him?  I do not like control, cover up, unrealistic and unhealthy expectations ... You get what I'm talking about ... It just seems to be everything Jesus wouldn't do!  I pray for you and our people ... That we may find peace and truth in simply rooting ourselves in Him.  ily


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