Struggling with Anger

Anger is not wrong, unless it leads to sin. If it is not dealt with, people turn bitter and lose empathy towards other people and situations. It can cause the enemy to have a foothold in people’s life. It is important to encourage people who are angry to turn it into praise and work towards forgiveness. God does get angry, but even in His anger, He chooses to love and show grace.
Possible things to pray for:
·      Repentance for anger and the sins it led to
·      Forgiveness for the situations that caused anger
·      Strength to respond in kindness, instead of reacting in anger
·      Healing from past events that have caused bitterness and an unforgiving heart
·      Turning angry moments to God and asking Him to deal with the situation
Verses to share:
Ephesians 4:26-31 (NIV)
“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 15:18 (NAS)
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
James 1:19 (NAS)
This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Psalm 37:8-9 (NAS)
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Luke 6:31 (NAS)
"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
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