Do you struggle with anger?
Is it hard to hold your tongue when you are feeling mad?
We all have different ways to manage and express the emotion of anger, but what does God say about it?
He has given us clear instructions and wisdom in His Word. God does not say that we should never feel mad, but He does tell us not to sin when we are angry. We cannot let our emotions control us.
God’s Word brings freedom- He has the power to rid you of your anger so that you can walk in His peace and freedom!
Here’s 10 Verses for When You Feel Angry–
1. Be silent so you do not sin.
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. ~Psalm 4:4
2. Be wise and hold back quietly rather than acting foolishly and venting all of your feelings.
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. ~Proverbs 29:11
3. Be slow to anger. Your anger does not produce the righteousness of God.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. ~James 1:19-20
4. Seek to understand the other person’s perspective before reacting defensively.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. ~Proverbs 14:29
5. Speak softly and kindly. Do not be harsh.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ~Proverbs 15:1
6. Do not get involved in controversial conversations that could produce anger.
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil. ~2 Timothy 2:23-24
7. God will repay- it is not up to you to punish someone for wrongdoing.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” ~Romans 12:19
8. Look for opportunities to do good in the midst of a problem.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~Romans 12:21
9. Extend forgiveness to those who have sinned against you.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ~Ephesians 4:31-32
10. Be self-controlled. Walk in the spirit so you do not give into your anger. Spend quality time with God in His Word and in prayer.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~Galations 5:22-23
Anger is sometimes a sign that something else is going on. It’s so important that we do not immediately and rashly speak. We need to take our angry feelings to the Lord in prayer, and then respond to what is happening in a God-honoring way.
It is also important that we do not just stuff our anger inside and think that we can’t speak at all. We sometimes need to talk things out with a person, but we need to remember to use our words in a way that brings honor to God.
God is with you and he loves you. Call on him and he will help you.
Keep walking with the King!
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If you’re looking to study this topic further, I would recommend the book of Proverbs. It is going to instruct you in your marriage, friendships, your work ethic, speech, and finances. It deals with anger and lust and evil and righteousness and so much more!
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