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mural-1331783__480Sometimes, when I have felt anger, I have believed it was creating a divide between God and me.  But, when I think about it, if every time I experience negative emotions, God turns away, it doesn’t give us a chance to build a real relationship.  How many people in your life do you consider true friends with whom you only share the more pleasant aspects of your personality; only your best and cheeriest self?  The people I consider my closest friends have seen me at my worst, and loved me anyway.  I think the key to dealing with anger and other unpleasant emotions is to take them to God and to be completely honest with Him about what we’re feeling.  It means talking to Him about even the things we feel almost too ashamed to say out loud.  It means spilling our guts so that He can begin to fill us with something new.

“For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.  Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 117:2

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