Tuesday, February 19, 2013

You wouldn't like me when I am angry

Anger, everyone has it and everyone deals with it differently. It is a commonly overlooked emotion that can severely hinder our relationship with God when we feel it. There are many levels to our anger that range from mild annoyance to full blown rage.

  • What makes you angry? 
  • What are  you pet peeves?
  • Think about the last time you were angry or even mildly annoyed, where was your focus?
  • Were you thinking about turning the issue over to God and how he could resolve it or were you focused on the issue at hand?
We need to remember to let God help us with this. When we lose our temper we are giving up control to the emotion and we begin not to think clearly, if we can center ourselves our God at this time the appropriate and correct actions will show themselves. A calm person will almost always make a better decision than an angry one. A calm person will be better received in discussion of an issue than an angry one, as well.

Psalms 37:8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!  Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,  but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 30:33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19,20 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.