For the most part, I’m not an easily-angered person.
I don’t have episodes of road rage.
Slamming doors and screaming at a people isn’t part of my daily life.
I don’t keep a list of people who I refuse to talk to because of past events involving them.
However, there are a few things that can catapult me into such fits of rage that I sometimes don’t know what to do with myself.
Seeing a child mistreated or talked to in a vicious way while I’m in a store can upset me for days.
Seeing a woman beaten down by a controlling man can consume me for a long time too.
Finding out that a child is being bullied at school infuriates me.
But the one thing that can throw me off the charts is seeing my own children hurt by others.
I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
I receive texts and inbox messages from friends asking me to pray for their kids who are going through hard times at school or with friends.
I see Facebook statuses in which upset moms vent a bit about the injustices of this world with regards to their children.
I receive phone calls from friends who are beside themselves in anguish about what their child is dealing with in their relationships with others.
When fatigue, disappointment, and hurt feelings turn into tears at our house it takes me a while to move on with life.
I’m almost paralyzed by the frustration of not being able to “fix” things for my kids.
I find myself moving from room to room straightening “things” because I can’t straighten life.
I’m thankful for new mornings and new starts.
I’m praying today is a good day.
If you’ve felt righteous anger lately, know you are not alone.
Life is tough.
Being a mom is tough.
I’m so thankful for a God who is always there to hear our praises and our complaints.
I’m glad He can handle our righteous anger.
He is patient, and I am thankful.
I Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because
he cares for you.
Absolutely and beautifully put. I as a Mother of 3 have felt these feelings before. I am also not a person that angers easily, for that matter really not at all. Unless it involves my children. I had a case of this, just the other day. And it took everything in me to not act on my rage. I was standing with in 20 feet of the person who made my 15 year old daughter cry. And as it brought me to tears myself to see her crying the only thing left to do was to pray and pray and pray until the rage was once again in control. Thank you so much for this message. God bless you and yours.