There is no sense wasting your life being angry about something that happened years ago or even something that happened earlier today.
The word ‘anger’ is one letter away from danger. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “whatever is begun in anger ends in shame” and “anger is never without a reason but it seldom has a good one”. It’s so important for us to be aware of any anger issues we have because they can become dangerous and create damage in our lives.
While there are helpful resources people can find like an anger management classes, we need to understand that the holy spirit is the ultimate anger management counselor! Jesus said in John 14:26 but the helper (comforter, advocate, intercessor counselor strengthener, stand by) the Holy Spirit whom the FATHER will send in my name. HE will teach you all things we can be confident that when we go to God HE will give us the help we need to face the truth about ourselves and overcome our problems.
We all get opportunities to be angry. You may not be the kind of person who gets road rage but you may still get angry over what the Bible calls ‘trifling controversies over ignorant questionings that foster strife and breed quarrels. (2nd Timothy 2:23)
I wasted so many years of my life being angry about things that didn’t really matter and trying to control people and things I was never going to be able to control. The truth is there’s nothing better than peace and God’s peace is our souls equals power in our lives. If you want more power and energy in your life you can’t be angry all the time.
In order to find freedom from anger or to be free of anything, we have to face truth and take responsibility for our behavior. Blaming other people or circumstances and making excuses never changes anything!
John 8:31 through 32 teaches us that if we about in Christ continually obeying his teachings we will know the truth and the truth will set us free I want to encourage you to go to God first when you are angry tell him honestly how you feel and make a determined decision to forgive there’s no sense wasting your life being angry about something that happened years ago or even something that happened earlier today take a few moments and pray something like this:
“Lord, I need your help to deal with my anger. I I thank you that because of your love, grace and mercy and the power of the holy spirit in my life, I don’t have to act on those foolish feelings that can cause problems in my life and hurt me and others…..”
Spend time quietly waiting on God with an open heart to hear what he has to say to you. Study what his word says about anger and being angry and trust him to make some positive, healthy changes that will bring more of his peace and power into your life!