Friday, February 8, 2013

Helping Anger Management #5




This week I have shared several key points from Julie Ann Barnhill's book, She's Gonna Blow!. I pray that you gleaned some tips to add to your toolbox.

But what if after reading all of the key points you are still coming up short? What if you have read all of the posts, researched online, talked to girlfriends, and begged God all to no avail?

Hidden in an unlikely place in the book, Julie Ann shared her main advice to deal with anger. She says, “For me, the key was realizing the anger's grip in my deepest heart because of my past and verbally confessing, out loud, that my children are blessings...Blessing given by God. Blessings to make me more like Him. Blessings.”

I had to read these sentences over several times to fully understand the meaning.

For Julie Ann, she had to realize where the anger initiated. What was causing all of the anger? For her it was in her past. Secondly, she had to vocally claim her children as blessings. Blessings that God gave her because He knew she needed them in order to be molded in His image.

What is causing your anger?

If you are not sure, I encourage you to go back and read Monday's post where I share some ideas.

Secondly, in Psalms 127:3 it says “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.”  Claiming this verse can bring healing over time and remove the enemy's lies in your life.

One more thought before we close this week. If you are out of control either physically or verbally, you may need to seek the help of a professional. A Christian counselor is a great place to start. He or she can help you find the root of the problem and help you find solutions.

Think of it like this. If your child is running a 105 degree fever, do you seek medical help? Of course you do!

Anger is a sickness just the same. For the sake of yourself and your family, seek the help that you need. It may be ugly going through all of the yuck of your past. It may hurt to see what is occurring in your home. But when you are looking back on the experience, you will wonder why you waited so long.

Friends, God is bigger than our frustrations.  He is bigger than our anger.  I pray that you have found some tips to help you.  I know that I have.


Of the tips that I have shared from Julie Ann's books, which one was most beneficial to you?

 
Thank you to Harvest House Publishing for allowing me to review this helpful book. 

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