Anger: God’s Warning System

Did you know that anger is inevitable?

Anger is the human response to hurt in a world of multifaceted wounds. It is God’s warning system, alerting us to emotional, relational or spiritual injuries which require prompt attention. Avoiding these distress signals allows the initial damage to metastasize into bitterness or spiral downward toward depression.

When relationships are wounded, we often seek to stifle that pain with busyness or addictive behaviors, unleashing a cycle of hurt and anger that can impact generations.

The question is not whether we will get angry, but how we will address our anger. This is one of the key indicators of emotional and spiritual health. Learning to admit your pain, face your anger and wisely address the hurt while valuing relationships is a lifeskill to be treasured.

~ Ken Horton

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment in a four-part series about anger.