Keys For Living – How To Handle, Deal And Control Anger.
How do you deal and control anger? Before sharing on this, first, what is anger all about? Anger can be viewed as a God-given emotion. It is part of human behavior.
There are many negative activities that instigate anger in us, which most times can be turned into a sinful attitude like fighting, keeping malice and nursing grudges.
Although, many believe anger is always negative, always a sin, yet we stuff it, hide it, avoid it, and deny it. Hidden anger only fuels the fire inside.
These keys for living will help you identify the five sources of anger and learn how to apply the quick solution to anger. You will also find biblical solutions for resolving past anger and practical tools to identify triggers, handle angry people, and act rather than react in volatile situations.
- Anger is appropriate at certain times.
- Anger must be resolved, or it becomes sinful.
- Anger can be curtailed.
- Anger, if not stopped, can be used by satan.
- Anger, if prolonged, gives ground to Satan.
“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:26-27 KJV)
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” (Ephesians 4:29-30 KJV)
- Anger can lead to unwholesome talk.
- Anger can grieve the Holy Spirit.
- Anger can be totally cancelled.
- Anger becomes sin when it results in bitterness.
- Anger must be eradicated before it leads to fighting.
- Anger must be overcome before it becomes malicious.
- Anger must be overcome before it leads to slander.
- Anger must be conquered through kindness and compassion.
- Anger can be fought and defeated through forgiveness.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32 KJV)
FACING VEXATION ON EVERYDAY LIFE:
It is uncertain to say that we don’t meet what can cause us to be angry daily. Do you battle difficult people every time you step into the grocery store?
How often have you sat alone after an argument, regretting your harsh words?
Do you try to control your emotions and find yourself at the mercy of unpredictable anger?
Anger can make you feel like a powder keg, vulnerable to even the smallest spark. When you lose control, the flames can be explosive, destroying your relationships, and burning your health. In truth, anger is a positive emotion, designed by God as a warning signal to alert you to a problem. But if left unchecked, anger grows into deep destructive bitterness.
God can help you uncover the source of your anger whether injustice, hurt, fear or frustration. He is ready and able to heal your heart and help you control your anger before it controls you.
PRAYER! OH! LORD HELP US TO DEAL WITH ANY FORM OF ANGER IN JESUS NAME AMEN.