Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.
James 1:19-20 NRSV
When anger occupies your thoughts, it reminds you of your guilt and regrets. Most survivors have some regret or guilt, whether real or imagined. Perhaps your anger is driven by the futility of what “might have been.” Or you may have guilt and regret about the “could, would, and should” of grief. Listen to what your heart is telling you about your anger.
God, my mind is infested with anger. My guilt and regret occupy precious space in my mind and heart that I need for grieving. May I be slow to speak and slow to anger but quick to listen to you. Amen.
When I identify my unresolved issues of guilt and regret, I am able to release them.