Victory Over Anger

  • ‎”God does not make short-fused babies.” 🙂
  • Ephesians 4:31-32 (KJV) – Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
  • Proverbs 22:24-25 (KJV) – Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
  • Anger can be passed on from generation to generation.
  • The bible doesn’t say don’t get angry; it says don’t says don’t let the sun go down on it.
  • Righteous indignation: Anger toward those things that God would be angry about if He were in that situation. (i.e. anger towards injustice towards another person)
  • How do you determine Sinful Anger:
    1. Am I angry directed towards a person?
    2. Is it for a justifiable cause or am I angry because someone hurt my feelings or said something I didn’t like?
    3. Does that anger seek to harm another person?
    4. Do you hold onto it tightly?
    5. Has my anger developed an unforgiving spirit?
  • Denial doesn’t make anger go away.
  • We’re responsible for discovering why we act the way we act. we cannot pass responsibility on someone else. (i.e. I am the way I am because my mother/father . . .)
  • The physical body was not designed to function under the weight of anger.
  • Ways to deal with anger:
  1. Identify it.
  2. Confess it. (yes, I am angry)
  3. Clarify your feelings. (do I feel hurt? Do I feel rejected? etc,,,)
  4. Deal with it quickly. (the more you hold onto it, the more you justify its existence)
  5. Take an emotional time out. (quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger)
  6. Put it away (Eph 4:26-27)
  7. Replace it. (DO something to get you out of that mood. work with your hands)
  8. Benefit from it. (Talk to God. Do something that’s worthwhile)U
  9. Purpose in your heart that you will prevent it from occurring again.

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