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This week: Ever Get Angry?
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Thoughts for Today
Who is responsible for our anger problems? It is easy to point the finger at others, but it is important for us to accept responsibility for controlling our anger. Not to just listen to God's Word . . . but to do what it says.
We should consider ways not only to control anger but also to prevent it. We must work on controlling anger when we are in quiet periods—not when we are already angry. For the rest of this week we will look at just a few ways that can help us balance our lives so we don't misuse anger or sin with it. Do these things during times of less conflict and reduced anger so you will be more able to manage the times when anger rears its head.
Another key step is not to neglect your physical health, diet, rest, diversion from routine. Plan times to enjoy God's beauty outdoors. Reading good books, meditation on God's Word, quiet times, and healthy walks and talks with family and friends help lower anger levels. Develop a suitable hobby.
Prayerfully consider these and other steps we will mention this week. Ask God to help you form a plan, taking one step at a time. Begin today to take responsibility for controlling your anger and using it as a gift from God.
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