Have you experienced losing your patience and feeling anger at someone or something? What else do you know about anger? Do you know how to control it?
By definition in Merriam-Webster, anger is a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism.
Sometimes, we cannot control our emotions. We are pushed to our limits and we result in anger. But do you know what anger means in the biblical aspect? Do you know what God has said about it?
The Bible usually portrays human anger as sinful. Anger can lead to punishment and revenge. As Christians, we need to control and handle our anger properly. Let’s find out what Bible says about anger.
James 1:20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
God doesn’t want anger to control us. If we allow it to, it will become a sin. We will end up facing difficulties, trouble and even conflict, which we never want to happen. Yes, we cannot control our emotions; there will be times that we will feel anger towards someone or something. But God knows that we can handle it. We can handle it by seeing Him in the trial. This is a battle between God and sin. What will you allow to win, God or sin? All you need to do is to focus on God and have fear of what punishment God will give to you.
Ephesians 4:26-27 BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.
Thankfully, God has given us His Spirit who will assist us in our battle with our sin. Without His power, we are helpless and defeated; but with His power, we can claim the victory.
We can be able to handle anger by returning good for evil. Sometimes, you just have to pray, talk to God and give all of it to God. And God will fill your heart with peace and love. Always value the relationship at all cost. Value your relationship with God. Value your relationship with your family. Value your relationship with your fellow man. In that, you will receive the blessing of the Lord, His prosperity and grace.
Whenever anger comes your way, remember this verse!
Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.