Dealing With Anger (GOD’s Way) | Short Sermon Series
We have all experienced anger at some point in our lives, and it can be a real problem. Though it starts as a harmless feeling, it can quickly grow into something dangerous that’s hard to control. With God’s help, however, we can learn how to deal with our feelings and walk in His peace.
The first thing to know about anger is that it is not a sin to be angry, it’s what you do with it that becomes sin. Ephesians 4:26-27 reads “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.” These verses don’t say, “Don’t get angry” They say, “When you are angry.” We’re all going to be angry at times, but it’s not feeling anger that’s a problem. The problem comes when we act on those feelings.
So how do we deal with our anger God’s way? 2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to take every thought captive into the obedience of Christ before it becomes a stronghold in our mind. In other words, we can choose what we are going to think and dwell on. We can continue to fuel our angry emotions with wrong thoughts...or we can take a stand and, with God’s help, refuse to allow the situation to get out of control.
So, when you feel yourself getting upset, the sooner you say “No!” to those thoughts and feelings, the better. Instead of letting the anger control you, pass the hurt and injustice that underlies the anger to God. God is bigger than our feelings and He has given us self-control so we can walk in peace and experience His perfect love when we need it the most. We can trust Him to be our Vindicator.
Sermon by Joyce Meyer @joycemeyer