Sunday, July 14, 2013

Anger Solution

"Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the ANGER OF MAN DOES NOT PRODUCE the RIGHTEOUSNESS of  God," James 1:19-20.

    Anger can just brew and boil up in us, if we let it.  Keeping our anger under control can be challenging for all of us.  Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, if controlled well.  We should express our frustration in an assertive yet non-confrontational manner.  It is not about who can yell the loudest or who gets the last word.
    The caption above gives the best anger management advice... prayer.  Prayer changes people on both sides.  This doesn't mean to advise anyone to say 'I pray [they] will see things my way.'  When we pray the right way, we will be calmer, think more clearly and be open to seeing things through God's perspective.
     Anger is danger, if it is let loose off it's leash.  Tame the tongue, just like it is a wild animal.