Anger, resentment, and jealousy [don’t] change the heart of others – [they] only change yours. (Shannon L. Alder, author)

Sometimes when we’ve been wronged or someone has hurt us badly, it feels so good to get really mad and vent our anger somehow. But that good feeling doesn’t last long, and it really doesn’t help the situation at all. As Alder reminds us, our anger doesn’t change the person who hurt us. Rather, it may ruin a relationship and affect us negatively for a very long time.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. (Ephesians 4:26)