9-Step Devotional: First-Aid for Anger
What color does your bitterness look like?
What animal does your resentment look like?
Grab a great big pot, put it over your head, and scream into it!
Delete the lies from the pit of hell that you are a loser, unloveable, and never good enough.
Announce the truth about yourself that contradicts each lie.
Breathe slowly, deeply for 5-10 minutes- concentrating on breathing only and nothing else.
Next let angry images and thoughts pass through you and out of you with each breath as you continue to breathe slowly and deeply.
Imagine you forgave the person and journal 3 sentences about how your body feels? Now pretend you didn’t forgive the person and journal 3 sentences about how your mind feels?
Decide which choice- to forgive or not forgive- works best for your body and your mind!
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense” (Proverbs 19:11)
We have a Father in heaven who celebrates perseverance and endurance, unlike the world’s understanding of what it is to win. But the race God calls us to finish is more about courage than speed.
In collaboration with St. Francis and Living Waters, Star of the Sea is hosting a retreat where you will reclaim the self that God created.