Not dealing with anger biblically can harm your Christian life and move you away from the more plentiful life God promised to His children who love Him.
In psychology, anger is considered a secondary emotion, linked to a physical or mental injury, a lack, frustration and is generally characterized by a sharp reaction leading to physical or psychological manifestations on the part of the person concerned, this one. which may however be contained or even concealed.
According to some Greek philosophers, notably Aristotle, anger can make the person expressing it suffer and can thus be considered as a passion.
The Different Types of Anger
According to Gonzague Masquelier, educational psychotherapist and director of the Parisian Gestalt school, the state of anger in humans can develop in four different ways:
– “Stifled anger”: not declared, it manifests itself in a person who defines himself as incapable of getting angry.
– “Retracted anger” or retro-reflective: not expressed, the person locks his anger inside.
– “Reflected anger”: linked to personal reflection, it is diverted by the person to an object other than that which is linked to his anger.
– “Hypertrophied anger (fury)”: expressed in excess and disproportionate to its reason, it can lead the person to commit violent acts.
*** Here Are 10 Bible Verses for Dealing With Anger Biblically
Anger is one of the most common emotions. Yet, if left unchecked and defeated, anger can impact your mental and spiritual well-being and even your physical health. Fortunately, the Word of God gives us advice about this strong emotion.
1. “An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious one commits many sins” (Proverbs 29:22). It’s so easy to make a mistake when your heart is filled with anger, to do or say things that you will regret later. So, be careful not to get angry, and do things that may be irreparable.
2. “If you get angry, do not sin; let not the sun go down on your anger, and give no access to the devil ” (Ephesians 4: 26,27). Often, anger takes a long time to subside. But the Bible advises you to release your anger as soon as possible to avoid sinning. Learn to let go, learn not to hold a grudge or resentment, if not, it fuels the anger…
3. “A fool puts aside all his passion, but a wise man restrains it” (Proverbs 29:11). Restraint will benefit you far more than releasing your anger. You need more self-control.
4. “A gentle answer calms wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15: 1). The next time someone confronts you aggressively, try this method. Gentleness helps lessen anger.
5. “He who is slow to anger is better than a hero, and he who is master of himself, than he who takes cities” (Proverbs 16:32). The best weapon against anger is patience. Be very slow to get angry…
6. “A wise man is slow to anger, and he praises his glory in forgetting trespasses” (Proverbs 19:11). It takes wisdom and strength from above to endure the rudeness and rudeness of others without retaliation. The more easily you forgive, the better you will be able to vent your anger…
7. “A gift made in secret appeases anger, and a gift made in secret calms fierce anger” (Proverbs 21:14). If someone you got angry with gave you a nice gift, could that gesture soften your heart? Accepting the other’s excuses can allay anger and even overcome it.
8. ‘‘ For the wicked shall be cut off, and those who hope in the LORD shall inherit the land. A little while longer, and the bad guy is gone; You look at the place where he was, and he is gone” (Psalms 37: 8, 9). Children of God sometimes get angry when they see the prosperity of the wicked, and this should be avoided. We must trust in the Lord at all times and in all circumstances. Do not envy anyone, do not be embittered, and do not compare yourself to anyone: this will prevent you from getting angry unnecessarily.
9. “So let every man be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to be angry; for the wrath of man does not bring about the righteousness of God. » (James 1: 19, 20). Here is the best reason why Christians should avoid getting angry. In anger, we often make bad choices, and this puts us at odds with God’s will.
10. “But now give up all these things, anger, animosity, wickedness, slander, dishonest words that might come out of your mouth” (Colossians 3: 8). Remember that every verse is a promise: God promises to give you the strength to do good. Anger leads to haste. So give up on her…
Today God is ready to give you victory over anger. Let Him act in your life!
To your self-control,
Personal Development Coach
Author, Speaker, Mentalotherapist