Ask for God’s help with cousin’s anger By DR. BILLY GRAHAM
Question: DEAR DR. GRAHAM: How can someone who’s very nice one minute explode in anger the next? I have a cousin like this. He’s very active in his church, and I have no reason to doubt his faith, but its like walking on thin ice to be around him because you never know what will set him off. Mrs. L.W.
Answer: DEAR MRS. L.W.: I’m not a psychologist, of course; but someone who angrily explodes every time he doesn’t get his way needs to face what he’s doing and take steps to overcome it. In extreme cases, they may even need professional help to discover why they harbor so much pent-up anger.
Why is it important to deal with our anger? One reason is because almost nothing is as destructive as uncontrolled anger. Not only does it damage our relationships with others (as you’ve discovered), but it also leaves emotional and spiritual scars on our own minds and souls. The Bible rightly says that Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming; (Proverbs 27:4). It also says, “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control”; (Proverbs 29:11). Go here to Read rest of article.
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