Many people have no idea why they are cranky, critical, and condemning. They make life hard on others and hard on themselves. Almost always, these people are filled with anger. Everything they encounter seems wrong. They read into the present what has happened to them in the past. They were hurt by parents, siblings, and others. The hurt turned to anger and the anger to a critical attitude. There is hope for those who live with anger. It begins with taking a look at your history. Write down the names of the people who have hurt you. If they are still alive, then it’s not too late to seek reconciliation. If they are dead, then turn them over to God and pour your anger out at the foot of the cross. Jesus knows all about being mistreated. You can trust Him with your anger.
November 18, 2014