Wednesday Words: David Powlison on Anger and Talking to God about It

I grew up in a home with a father who was quite angry until he turned to Christ, and I carry that same anger apart from God’s grace. So, these words in Dr. Powlison’s book, Good and Angry, caught my attention:

Angry people always talk to the wrong person. They talk to themselves, rehearsing the failings of others. They talk to the people they’re mad at, reaming them out for real and imaginary failings. They talk to people who aren’t even involved, gossiping and slandering. But chaotic, sinful, headstrong anger starts to dissolve when you begin to talk to the right person—to your good Shepherd, who sees, hears, and is mercifully involved in your life.


David Powlison, Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness (p. 145). New Growth Press. Kindle Edition.

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