Why Am I Angry?

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: September 12, 2020

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Why Am I Angry?

We deal with anger for a number of different reasons. We get angry at ourselves when we fail. We get angry when we see others being treated in an unjust way. We get angry when the people in our lives hurt us. The Bible does not call the feeling of anger a sin, but it does say we should not sin because of our anger. It’s okay to feel angry at times. God gets very angry too, and we are made in His image. So it’s good for us to be angry at what makes God angry—things like lies, injustice, and death. Unfortunately, because everything has been broken by sin, we don’t feel anger perfectly. Sometimes we get angry because of something silly or selfish. Sometimes anger causes deep, hurtful divisions in the church. So what does God want us to do with our anger? When should we just punch a pillow, and when do we need to get out there and do something about the anger we’re feeling? We can bring all of our feelings, including anger, to God in prayer— because Jesus lived, died, and rose again so that anger might not have mastery over His people. Here are some helpful questions to talk to God about: • Have I been hurt by someone, or am I upset that things are not going my way? • Did someone intentionally harm me, or did an accident cause me pain? • Can I take the anger I’m feeling over an injustice and use it to help those who are being wronged? • Is my anger causing me to do things that are wrong? • Am I hurting others because of my anger? We are all going to feel angry at times, but it is how we respond to our anger that really matters. God knows how we feel, and He is there to help us figure it out. • Emily Acker • How can you communicate your anger in a loving way to someone who has hurt you? • Why does God get so angry at lies and injustice? How did He deal with them on the cross? • One day, Jesus will return to destroy all the brokenness in the world, so anger will be gone because we will have nothing to be angry about. How does this truth bring you comfort? No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT)


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Ephesians 4:25-27