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Have you ever struggled with containing your anger? Did you know as a person of Faith, we should be slow to anger? Let’s face it, we all have struggled with anger. It’s inevitable – we are all human. Even if the emotion comes, we need to have the ability to control it. To gain the ability to control it, we have to practice it everyday. Just like a muscle, we need to practice containing our emotions.

If anger starts getting to the best of us, we need to confess how we are feeling, notice how we feel, and run back to Jesus. He is there to helps us and to deliver us from this. Let’s look to God’s word. It may help to remember these verses to gain control over our emotions.

Bible Verses For Anger:

Proverbs 14:29

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

James 1:20

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:26-31

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 16:32

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Colossians 3:8

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 19:11

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Luke 6:31

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Ephesians 4:27

And give no opportunity to the devil.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

Remember, everyone deals with anger from time to time. However, those who are able to control and calm their anger are those who have great understanding in the Lord. Next time someone or something is making you mad, take a step back to clear your mind. During this time, read these passages. If one sticks with you, remember it and recite it every time you start to feel angry.

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