How to Keep Your Anger from Controlling You

A look at emotions and lack of control from Ephesians 4:26

Janis Cox
Janis Cox
Jun 24 · 3 min read

Anger.. a land mine of Satan

You may not see it until you step on it. Then…Boom!

“Be angry [at sin — at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior],

yet do not sin ;

do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down.” (Ephesians 4:26, AMP)

Photo from You Version

I have written about this verse before.

Anger.

I used to step on those landmines often

My anger would burst forth. I would yell. Slam doors.

I would ask questions such as,

“Why doesn’t he understand ME? Why can’t I do that? No one understands ME.”

Do you see the “I” statements?

Thank the Lord, He came and wrestled me to the ground on this one.

God said,
“Get a grip, Janis, it’s not about you. It’s about loving Me and loving others.”

So please, if you are angry with anyone, go to God and ask forgiveness.

Artwork by Janis Cox — Free Bible Journaling Course

You don’t have to like what someone said, but you still have to love the person.

Ida Adams wrote an amazing post about how anger can sneak up on anyone — at any time.

Lesson today

We are children of God. Let’s act like it.

May I pray for you and me?

Lord, we tend to let our emotions and our “Mes” rule our lives. Help us to let You rule instead. Help us to keep focused on You, and You alone. Help us to remember to let You guide us, teach us and be our strength and shield. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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