Do you have memories of being mistreated as a child? Have your siblings treated you unfairly? When is the last time someone deeply hurt you? How did you respond? Jesus gave clear instructions: When we are mistreated we are to lovingly confront the person who hurt us and seek reconciliation. When we fail to do this the hurt and anger live inside and eventually make us bitter. A bitter man or woman will never reach his or her potential for God and good in the world. The first step in getting rid of anger is to make a list of all the people who have hurt you through the years and then release these people and your anger to God.
November 6, 2014