No longer consumed with anger.

blue shirtSubmitted By Charles Walker

Circumstances in life have a way of making you bitter. Feelings of rejection, nonstop teasing from other kids, constant attacks on my character and the need to justify myself to others left me like a pressure cooker ready to explode. And on many occasions I did.  I used to see red! Anger and wrath built up inside of me, and I would often explode spewing curse words and violence on whoever was in the way. My inability to control my anger has led me to say rash and hurtful things to others. I would often have arguments in my head with people that made me mad, days and weeks after the initial problem occurred. I walked around with a chip on my shoulder and watch out if you had something to say about it. But when God saved me my anger was one of the first things he began to work on. One of the first scriptures the Holy Ghost led me to read was James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.  Let’s say that again slow to wrath! God showed me how to control my anger. I learned to turn my problems and frustrations over to him. He healed me of rejection and helped me stop using curse words and saying mean and hateful things in the heat of an argument. That was almost twenty years ago. I still get angry, but I know how to control myself without sinning. (Eph 4:26 Be angry and sin not). Thanks to God that angry old man is buried, and I AM AN OVERCOMER!  For more testimonies and inspirational stories go to

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