Anger Management

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

  


DAY 4


Introduction


We might be able to justify becoming angry when certain offenses are directed our way. But we should keep in mind that, even in those cases where no one would blame us for getting angry, expressing anger in a manner that does not reflect God’s character puts us in the wrong. The Scriptures provide insight into how to approach this challenging balancing act.   


Pray


God, when I think I have just cause to be angry, please help me discern the right response and do it.


Read


The apostle Paul warns against wrongdoing resulting from unpleasant attitudes such as anger.


Ephesians 4:26, 31-32


Reflect


What are your thoughts about the dos and don’ts in today’s reading? A few are listed  below (paraphrased). Do these seem reasonable to you? What can you do differently to focus on the affirmative statements? 


  


Don’t get so angry that you sin




Say the right thing at the right time


 


Don’t go to bed angry




Be kind and merciful


 


Don’t yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude




Forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.


Respond


Invite someone you trust to hold you accountable to practice the ‘dos’ from the chart provided. Share with them the area(s) with which you struggle the most and ask them to partner with you in prayer about it/them.