Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Monday, June 8, 2009


Today we live in a society of anger. Road rage rears its ugly head over minor traffic infractions. Small annoyances infuriate us. Corporations offer anger management courses to help us deal with our tempers. Anger rules our lives.

What we must realize is that anger in and of itself is not sin. Anger is a God-given emotion. Even Jesus became angry at times (Mark 3:5; John 2:13-17). Anger is an emotional response to certain situations. However, when anger begins to consume us or turns us into people of uncontrollable rage, that is when we need to look for guidance and learn how to manage it.

Fortunately, God gives followers of Christ their own handbook on anger management—the Bible. Ephesians 4:26 reads, “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” How many times have you gone to bed in anger with your husband. You roll your back to him and stew for hours about the perceived injustice, while he snores peacefully in a deep sleep. Grrrr . . . growls your anger. How dare he sleep when I am mad? He wakes up with a cheery outlook; you roll out of bed with a migraine. How much better would it be if you were to let go of your anger and to sleep with peace in your heart?

Another verse states, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1). The verse reminds me that I could choose anger or gentleness. It is my decision. I could choose gentleness or pop my emotional cork!

So... when our anger threatens to run away with us, we need to grab our anger management Book. Search the Scriptures to determine which ones apply to our immediate circumstances.
I want to be wise in my anger, not a fool.

**God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3**

1 comment:

Ally said...

Wonderful post, thanks for the scripture quotes.