How can I manage my anger? What can I do to overcome a temper problem?
We need to realize that anger itself is not wrong and being angry is not always a sin. Galatians 5:19-21a, which is part of the list of the “works of the flesh” we are to overcome, mentions “outbursts of wrath.” By contrast, verse 23 mentions the spiritual fruit of “self-control.” Ephesians 4:26-27 adds a few more pieces to the puzzle: “‘Be angry, and do not sin': do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.”
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.
26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.
Galatians 5: 21b-23 - 21b I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
What Makes You Angry? Ask yourself.
Three Faces of Anger
1) Explosive and blowing up;
2) Stewing, brewing, or silent indignation; and
3) Irritability, exasperation or embitterment.
Warning: Silent anger is just as offensive to God as explosive anger.
How do you express your anger?
What kind of giant are you facing in your life? What do you call him?
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV - 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Some of our Familiar Giants