Everyday Struggles: Dealing with Anger

July 12, 2020   /      /   Christ Church on Harvard

 Everyday Struggles

 “Dealing with Anger”   

                               Ephesians 4:26-27                                

        In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you’re still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”  Eph 4:26-27  (NIV)

         Four Principles in dealing with anger:

  1. Admit you are angry

     “Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge”  Ephesians 4:26 (Msg)

  1. Understand your anger

    “Be angry but do not sin”   Ephes. 4:26 (NAB) 

                          We get angry when we are –

  • hurt
  • frustrated
  • insecure

 Deal with it immediately

        “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”  Eph 4:26  (NIV)   

  1. Control your anger

          –   Stop         –  think before you speak!       

            “A quick tempered man does foolish things.”    Proverbs 14:17 

             “A gentle answer turns away wrath but harsh words stir up anger.”  Prov 15:1

             “A fool gives full vent to his anger but a wise man keeps himself under control.”  Prov 29:11

          –   Look         –   at the situation from God’s point of view

               “A fool shows his annoyance at once but a prudent man overlooks an insult.”  Prov 12:16

            “A man’s wisdom gives him patience.  It is his glory to overlook an offense.”  Prov 19:11

             –   Listen       –   to the needs and hurts behind the situation

  “Starting a quarrel is like breaking a dam. So drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”    Prov 17:14.

               “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”   James 1:19

              Jesus is the One who understands and helps us deal with our anger


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