Emotional Eruptions

Thought provoking quote for the day from Paul Tripp (Lost in the Middle, p. 226):

Here is a principle that will help you understand what is happening: whenever the size of a person’s emotion is bigger than the size of the circumstance, it is an indication that the emotion is coming from somewhere else. People who are easily angered by little things have walked into those little things already irritated with life, and that is why it does not take much for them to explode. Remember, anger with life is always anger with the One who rules it.

I’d probably qualify this in some ways, but it seems to be mainly on target. And it seems to apply to more than just anger.

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