arguments, self-harm, fights, and abuse, among other things. Experts also point out that uncontrolled anger can be toxic damaging to your health. “If you have intermittent episodes of really very severe anger, it can affect the heart,” Dr. Michael A. Kutcher, an interventional cardiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, told U.S. News. “It’s kind of an adjunctive risk factor. It’s not of and by itself a cause of coronary artery disease or a cause of heart disease. But if the anger is sustained and the blood pressure is affected, and the heart rate is affected, that indirectly can lead to coronary disease or disease of the heart muscle.” If you are chronically angry, it is likely to keep you from living your best life. Here are five ways anger holds us back and how to conquer it.
It Stops Us From Confronting Our Hurt
It Keeps Us From Connecting With Others
It Triggers Us
It Causes Us to Overthink
It Keeps Us From Trusting God
It may feel like God is far from you when you’re angry, but that isn’t the case. God is aware of our pain and the suffering that we’re going through. Trust Him to guide you through your anger and pain. Call on Him when you are in the middle of an argument or feeling so low that you don’t know if you can keep going. He is not far from you.