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Watch Out!

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Sometimes, we can’t stop ourselves from saying something that we’d regret. I know how this feels, especially when I’m really angry or irritated. Before I know it, I’ve already said something hurtful and it always feel bad afterwards. I try to change this attitude, bearing in mind the lesson I learned from my high school teacher: People might say that you should let your anger out, when in fact, you should just keep and process it in.

…there’s a potential volcano lurking inside each and every person. When anger, bitterness, and resentment get pushed down below the surface with no means of escape, the pressure starts to build. The inevitable explosion may be loud and showy, blasting dangerous hot air in the direction of others. Or, it may quietly release toxic fumes that poison your own heart, fueling depression and low self-esteem.

At the first sign of anger–even if it only feels like a minor annoyance–go to God. Talk to Him about how you’re feeling. Ask Him to reveal any areas where you are wrong that need to be made right. Allow Him to help you replace anger with forgiveness, rendering the volcano within you fully dormant.

Daily Grace for Teens “Something’s Gotta Blow!”

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control” Proverbs 29:11

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