Explore biblical teachings about anger management, God’s promise about wrath, and the significance of surrendering anger to divine grace.
How does God want us to deal with anger?
Colossians 3:8 says “But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” When you deal with anger God’s way, you feel it, vent it in a safe way (possibly complaining to an innocent third party) where no one is harmed, and then release it.
What does the Bible say about how do you deal with anger?
“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
What is God’s promise about anger?
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. ⁹He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. ¹⁰He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
How do you surrender anger to God?
Instead of immediately reacting, take a moment to pause and reflect on the situation. Next, bring your anger before God in prayer. Pour out your heart to Him, expressing your frustrations and disappointments. Ask Him to help you discern the righteous and unrighteous aspects of your anger.
Is it a sin to let out anger?
Anger itself is not a sin, but the strong emotion, unrestrained, can lead very quickly to sin. As God said to Cain, “It’s desire is for you, but you must rule over it” (Genesis 4:7).