April 7, 2016 1 min to read

How to be Angry

Category : Teaching

No where does the Bible say DO NOT BE ANGRY.

Ephesians says:
In your anger do not sin. Be angry and sin not.
Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. (In other words – Don’t stay angry.)

James says: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

Psalms says: The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

So many times as Christians we have believed the lie that it is a ‘sin’ to be angry. The Bible does not say this. Given enough time even God gets angry. He is NOT an angry God.

Anger is not a sin. Staying angry will lead to sin. It is possible to sin while you are angry, which is never good.

So how do we deal with anger?

Be honest.
Don’t ignore it. Don’t stuff it down!
Don’t pretend like everything is OK when it’s not.

Ask yourself: Why am I angry? What do I need to DO about this? How can I communicate what I feel without sinning?

Be honest with yourself. Be honest with God. Be honest with others.
When you are not honest with yourself or with others, when you do not communicate, when you ‘stuff it down’ your anger will turn into bitterness and unforgiveness.

When you make the CHOICE not to forgive, you place YOURSELF into bondage. Forgiveness is a choice! Be quick to forgive! Love keeps no record of wrongs!

Forgiveness sets YOU free!

Choose to be free. Choose to forgive today!

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