Most of us have experienced anger at some point in our lives, and although it seems harmless, it can be very dangerous for us to control later on.
But with the help of God’s word we can learn how to deal with it and our feelings and walk in His peace.
Psalm 37:8 “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.”
Thank God for his word that helps us manage our emotions through the power of His Holy Spirit.
The feelings of guilt and regret that envelope us after we lose our cool is something we have all grappled with.
Ephesians 4:26-27 (AMPC), When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].”
These verses don’t say, “Don’t get angry” or “If you ever get angry.” They say, “When [you are] angry.” We’re all going to be angry sometime in our lives but the problem comes when we brood on those feelings and act on them.
Proverbs 14:29 “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
Many times we wish those feelings would go away, but usually, they don’t and God will not make those situations to go away but rather He will change you so that you can be stronger every day.
Proverbs 16:32 says, Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
When you learn how to rule your spirit you demonstrate self-control which is a fruit of the Spirit that’s given to us to help us control ourselves. So that means that when we feel a certain way, we can choose not to act on it if we know it’s against the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to take every thought captive into the obedience of Christ before it becomes a stronghold in our mind. That means that we can choose what we are going to think and dwell on or we can continue to fuel our angry emotions with wrong thoughts.
Whenever you feel angry, just say “No!” to those thoughts and feelings. Instead of letting the anger control you, you pray and confess the word of God.