Anger is a human emotion that God doesn’t condemn. The Lord understands that it can happen. You are a human being, not a superhero! So, anger in itself is not a sin. The Lord Himself gets angry sometimes (see the Bible, Romans 1:18, Jeremiah 10:10).
However, the Bible encourages us to not hold on to it…“‘Be angry, and do not sin’: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,’” (Ephesians 4:26).
So the Lord, in His Word, is encouraging you to not allow this feeling, this emotion, to take hold long-term. Anger you refuse to release can develop into resentment, into bitterness, into unforgiveness. It becomes dangerous for your soul.
Here’s some advice for today...when you feel anger rise up, immediately place the situation into God’s hands. Ask Him to put His hand on your heart and help you get through this period of anger as quickly as possible so that it doesn’t last longer than the day. Even now, Christ can heal your heart and call the rage in you to still.
God bless you, my friend!
Thanks for existing!
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