When life turn left where we wanted it to continue straight, when things go wrong, when we lose a loved one, when our Christmas bonus has to spent on debt instead of niceties, we find something or someone to blame. We blame everyone around us or the government or many times we blame God.
We are angry because we wanted it to be different, we wanted God to intervene. When that does not happen, we get angry.
We know that God promises us that He will never leave us and will always be there for us and we take that to mean that no nastiness will befall us. What it actually means, and the Bible tells us this very clearly, is that He will help us. God is not our personal rose petal bearer, He is our savior. He promises us eternal life, not life eternally. This means that we will one day be without pain and suffering in heaven. While we are on earth we have free will. When we choose right, usually the consequences are good or at least bearable, when we choose bad there are consequences, many a time, they are of the undesirable variety. We make that choice though.
It is true that at times even the best of choices or intentions have bad consequences; this is almost, always due to the bad choices of someone else.
When we are angry because life didn’t happen as we wanted it or as we planned, we need to take a look and see who we are angry at and who we should be angry at. When we have discovered the true culprit, it is then time to remember this quote from author Mark Twain: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured”.