Every day we find ourselves in situations where we become emotional, it could be a situation at your workplace or your kids making a mess at home, or you losing it when a friend says something about you.
A tsunami of emotions rise up inside of you and one of them is anger.
It’s absolutely normal to feel angry but it’s also important to known what God says about your anger and how you can deal with it.
The Bible tells us that holding on to anger can lead to sin, which is why we should let go of it and clear our minds for more positive feelings like joy and gratitude.
If you’re short-tempered or you’re upset about something the Bible will give you clarity about how to work with anger.
Here are 10 reasons why you should let God remove the anger and replace it with peace and joy.
1. Anger spoils relations with others
“People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarreling and trouble.” — Proverbs 29:22
People who are angry tend to take out their emotions on other people and cause problems and fights so its best to stay away from those people and also avoid getting angry ourselves.
2. You make wrong decisions when angry
“Don’t give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.” — Psalm 37:8
When you make a decision while being angry, you might end up making the wrong decision. Never take an important decision in haste or in anger and calm down before doing anything.
3. It causes fights
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” — Proverbs 15:1
When you confront someone who is angry you will end up fighting. You should calm them down and stay calm.
4. Holding grudges
“Keep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge.” — Ecclesiastes 7:9
Most times we are angry and react angrily because we are holding a grudge against someone and it’s completely pointless and exhausting for us.
5. Anger causes you to sin
“If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.” — Ephesians 4:26
When we are angry, we tend to do things we would regret later. It causes us to hurt our loved ones and those around us. Get rid of the anger before you do anything.
6. You will have to pay for your actions
“But I promise you that if you are angry with someone, you will have to stand trial. If you call someone a fool, you will be taken to court. And if you say that someone is worthless, you will be in danger of the fires of hell.” — Matthew 5:22
Every action has a reaction as Newton’s law tells us. This is true also with the Bible which speaks of actions having consequences, especially if you act out of anger.
7. Act foolishly
“People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm.” — Proverbs 14:17
Anger is a normal feeling in some situations, but losing your temper will make you speak foolishly and respond to people in a careless manner.
8. You become negative when you’re angry
“But keep away from foolish and ignorant arguments; you know that they end up in quarrels. As the Lord’s servant, you must not quarrel. You must be kind toward all, a good and patient teacher, who is gentle as you correct your opponents, for it may be that God will give them the opportunity to repent and come to know the truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:23-25
Stay away from people who have an angry temperament and surround yourselves with calm and peace-loving people. Their negative emotions and responses can rub off on you making you a negative and angry person.
9. You are powerless
“Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.” — Proverbs 14:29
When you let anger take control of you, then you become a slave to it and completely powerless.
10. You lose your rational thinking
“Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.” — Ephesians 4:31
An angry person often pushes people away with their actions and words but you should choose to remain calm and talk things out rather than fighting.