Overcoming anger

Psalm 37:8 “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm.” Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.” Colossians 3:8 “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”

Leader, noheart-81207__340t to be angry is much easier said than done; anger is a normal and acceptable emotion – even God gets angry. It seems that the scales of anger tip towards the dark side when our motives for getting angry is warped and when our anger leads us to do harm. I bless you with overcoming anger that blazes up because of jealousy or any other ungodly motive. I bless you with guarding your tongue so that the heat of your anger does not fill the atmosphere with bad seed – you will surely reap what you sow. I bless you with quietly considering the facts so that your reaction is based on God’s wisdom. I bless you with growing mighty because you know how to rule your spirit. I bless you with reaping the rewards of staying blameless even while you are angry and to see God taking vengeance on your behalf.

Proverbs 16:32 “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” Psalm 4:4 “Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah” Proverbs 29:22 “An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.” Romans 12:19 “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”