Be angry yet do not sin; do not let your anger last until the sun goes down.
- Ephesians 4:26
God made us to have a range of emotion, including anger.
If you grew up around a person who was out of order with their anger you may believe all anger is out of control. Anger is an important signal inside of you that someone is unsafe or that your limits have been crossed. This emotion serves as an important red flag we need!
Scripture does not say don’t get angry...it says when you are angry do not sin. What would that look like?
• Don’t hang on to anger, feel it, share it & release it quickly
• Don’t nurse your anger by reliving the experience mentally or in conversation
• Remember people get mad at you too!!
Father, I will not deny my design. I will not call good things evil or evil things good. I choose to submit anger to you, not to deny it or control others with it.
And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger]. Ephesians 4:27