Dealing With Anger

Do you have a problem with anger? If you do, you aren’t alone. Many people do. But, if you have a problem with anger, you need to do be aware of it and work to, at the least control it and better, eliminate it.

In Psalms 4:4 the Bible says, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you.

Think about it overnight and remain silent.” Notice the text says, “Don’t let anger CONTROL you.” The Psalmist seems to acknowledge that we will at times, get angry. Even Jesus got angry. But, we must not let it control us. That means deal with whatever you are angry about and by God’s grace, try to put it behind you.

It’s easy to say that but tougher to do. Let’s say someone was abused. They are right to be angry. Let’s say someone mistreated us. We have a right to be angry. Let’s say someone lied to us. We have a right to be angry. But it doesn’t have to control us and it can, if we let it.

How do we get to a point where it doesn’t control us? At times, the only thing that helps is time.

Anger is a problem many people have faced. I acknowledge that I do. I’m not proud of that but I do.

When we are angry, we need to resolve it ASAP. The apostle Paul said, “Don’t let the sun go down on your anger” (Eph. 4:26).

If you have a problem with temper, acknowledge it, ask the Lord yo help you with it and move on. Don’t let it control you.

Someone has said, “Do not let anyone rent space in your head unless they are a good tenant.”

Don’t let anger toward someone control you.

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