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Necessary Anger

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Anger was a huge part of my survival but the Lord showed me, many years later, I don’t have to live with anger. He will heal our anger if we allow Him to.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Abuse creates a deep wound, leaving behind many emotional, psychological, and spiritual scars. Our experience of reality is altered, our view of the world skewed.

Above all, abuse teaches victims that they are worthless.


Anger is a step in the process of recovery from abuse, in much the same way that anger is a step in the process of grieving. As victims, we mourn what we have lost – what has been stolen from us. The time, the innocence, the confidence.

Initially, victims may have difficulty “finding” their anger about this. They will frequently rationalize the actions of their abusers – minimizing the harm done, and blaming themselves for events (though without cause).

The rationalization is simply how victims cope with damage so profound they can hardly describe it, and emotions that threaten to be titanic.

When Christians characterize victims’ anger as unacceptable, they imply – intentionally or not…

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About Sue Cass

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I am the founder and C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my nine published books; both fiction and non-fiction. I hope this ministry and my books draws people closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

3 responses »

  1. Thank you for the reblog, Sue. I hope the post may be helpful to someone.

  2. I recovered from Alcoholism and find there is still anger that pops up every now and then. It is hard to feel accepted fully by Father God when I am angry deep down. Bless You

    • Christ knows our hurt, our past, and where we are right now and totally accepts us just as we are. In time, if we allow Him to, He will heal that deep anger. We must trust Him and forgive those who have hurt us. Blessings to you as you continue your healing journey.


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