Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.
Anger is a natural human emotion, it’s not a sin to be angry, but what we choose to do with our anger can cause us to sin if we aren’t careful. I’ve had past experiences where I’ve responded in anger and later on in life it came back to bite me on my behind. Why? Because there are some things I did and said that I can never take back, and I’ve found that oftentimes our words can hurt others more than our actions can. It’s necessary to assess the situation and get a clear understanding first or we could make things much harder for ourselves when it could have easily worked to our advantage.
When we are angry it’s important to look at things from God’s point of view because if we don’t, we might go upside someone’s head, or we might say something hurtful or negative that will play over and over again in their heads and cause that person to be depressed, emotionally dead, or something worse. I know people who have a hard time believing that they can be great, because someone told them they couldn’t or that they’d never amount to anything, and those words stuck with them so they don’t even try! I also know individuals who were wronged by someone they love so they believe everyone else is out to wrong them. So, we just need to be careful, especially as children of God to practice meekness, and to follow the golden rule.
If a loved one or anyone makes you angry, take some time to cool off, preferably away from them, for your sake and theirs. You can do this by taking a walk. Walk and talk to God. Remember to breathe! Don’t allow anyone to run your blood pressure up and stress you out. You can’t be worried about what people say or do! We have no control over that! That’s between them and God, however, we can control our response. Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” You see, we can say just about anything and get away with it, IF it’s said the right way! Remember to always respond with grace, and not vengeance. Leave that to God. Allow the Spirit of God to do the talking for you. It will save you from a world of trouble.
Remember to be humble. Not for people’s sake, but because you want to hear from God, and we also want to walk in obedience to Him! Sometimes, you have to hold your tongue! If this is hard for you, I feel you. I’ve been there and done that! But I’ve learned that silence speaks volumes in a lot of situations. Yes, there are things that needs to be addressed immediately, but if you do it while you’re angry, it’s useless because you can’t think clearly when you’re angry and you can’t solve anything if all you’re doing is yelling, screaming, cursing and making threats. No one can hear you that way!
Remember, when someone makes you angry to the point of which you feel like you want to hurt them, whether it be with words or actions, 🛑 STOP, and give it to God. Say, “Here Lord, you can have that, because I can’t.” Be real with God! Listen, some battles aren’t meant for you to fight standing up. Some battles are meant for you to fight on your knees. Be still. Let God fight for you and through you. 👊🏾🙌🏾 Blessings. ❤️