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Hope Changes Anger.

I don't know how to
feel sad
without becoming
angry.
All I see around me
is injustice.
My anger makes me do
destructive things.
I lose my temper
over things that don't really matter.
I can't let go
of my bitterness.
I'm furious
with those who've
hurt me.
I'd rather be
right
than be
close to others.
I don't trust anyone.
I resent people
who seem happy.
I feel stuck
in my circumstances.
You are not alone.

God is present in the midst of struggle. Learn more about the hope that changes anger through video stories and scripture below.

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Rudy
a new perspective
(PART 1 OF 2)
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Lori
accepting imperfections
(PART 1 OF 2)
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Clint
finding freedom
(PART 1 OF 2)
If you cannot
look past your anger,
you are as helpless as a
city without walls.
-Proverbs,
The Bible
God
hears the passion
of his people.

O Lord, hear my plea for justice.

Listen to my cry for help.

Pay attention to my prayer,

for it comes from honest lips.

Protect me from wicked people who attack me,

from murderous enemies who surround me.

Psalm 17:1,9

Arise, O Lord, in anger!

Stand up against the fury of my enemies!

Wake up, my God, and bring justice!

Psalm 7:6

How long, O Lord?

How long will the wicked be allowed to gloat?

How long will they speak with arrogance?

How long will these evil people boast?

Psalm 94:3-4
God
is merciful.

The Lord passed in front of Moses,

calling out "Yahweh! The Lord! The God

of compassion and mercy! I am slow to

anger and filled with unfailing love and

faithfulness."

Exodus 34:6

God was merciful;

he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them.

Time after time he restrained his anger

and did not stir up his full wrath.

He remembered that they were but flesh,

a passing breeze that does not return.

Psalm 78:38-39

For God chose to save us through our Lord

Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.

Christ died for us so that, whether we are

dead or alive when he returns, we can live

with him forever.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
God
offers freedom
from anger.

A gentle answer quiets anger,

but a harsh one stirs it up.

Kind words bring life,

but cruel words crush your spirit.

Proverbs 15:1,4

Be patient and wait for the Lord to act;

don't be worried about those who prosper

or those who succeed in their evil plans.

Don't give in to worry or anger;

it only leads to trouble.

Those who trust in the Lord

will possess the land,

but the wicked will be driven out.

Psalm 37:7-9

Don't sin by letting anger control you.

Think about it overnight and remain silent.

Psalm 4:4
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Play
Rudy
a new perspective
(PART 2 OF 2)
Play
Lori
accepting imperfections
(PART 2 OF 2)
Play
Clint
finding freedom
(PART 2 OF 2)
With God
I live
under grace.

You have heard the law that says the punishment

must match the injury: "An eye for an eye, and a

tooth for a tooth." But I say, do not resist an evil

person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek,

offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in

court and your shirt is taken from you, give your

coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his

gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those

who ask, and don't turn away from those who

want to borrow."

Matthew 5:38-42

God's law was given so that all people could

see how sinful they were. But as people

sinned more and more, God's wonderful

grace became more abundant. So just as sin

ruled over all people and brought them to

death, now God's wonderful grace rules

instead, giving us right standing with God

and resulting in eternal life through Jesus

Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:20-21

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;

test me, and discover my thoughts.

Find out if there is any evil in me

and guide me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 139:23-24
With God
I can honestly
explore my feelings of anger.

Pour out your heart to him,

for God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:8

I am exhausted and completely crushed.

My groans come from an anguished heart.

You know what I long for, Lord;

you hear my every sigh.

Psalm 38:8-9
With God
I can forgive
as I've been forgiven.

If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. As the scripture says, "If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink; for by doing this you will make them burn with shame." Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.

Romans 12:17-18, 20-21

If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day. Don't give the Devil a chance. Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.

Ephesians 4:26-27, 29, 31-32

You have heard the law that says, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.

Matthew 5:43-45