Anger is good…with a purpose
Anger. Anger is a very powerful and possibly destructive tool; the outcome of anger is solely based upon what we choose to do with it.
For the longest time I was very angry at my parents (mother, father, step father) for the NUMEROUS trials and tribulations I had to go through as a child.
I had a big chip on my shoulder and suppressed that anger with food and alcohol. Through the grace of God I never became an alcoholic or developed some serious medical conditions (I weighed 465lbs at my highest). It was a self-destructive path that I never really seemed to get over until I looked really hard at myself and my situation, with much help and support from my wife and my pastor.
I learned that we need to forgive those that did wrong to us, not for their peace but for our own. It is much easier said than done but I have come to forgive my parents for everything, I put that anger I had to serve as fuel to better myself and hopefully help someone else who may be in the same situation.
My message is, it’s okay to be angry, it is okay to be upset about what has/is happening to you, as long as you use that anger to better yourself not destruct yourself.
A great quote I love (and touched on earlier) says…
“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior,
forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart”