How to Control Anger

Bible Summary. All of us get angry. What is important is how do we control our anger. God has made anger part of our human nature, but anger needs to be channeled into constructive action. With child discipline we must control our anger and communicate clearly to the child why we are correcting their behavior. When anger arises in us, this is a time to seek God’s guidance on what should be done. See below for Biblical advise and scriptures on controlling advise.

Controlling Anger
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Control Anger by Hiding It Till Its Emotions Passes You By.

All of us get angry. What is important is how do we control our anger. Not all anger is bad, but uncontrolled anger results in bad things. God has made anger part of our human nature, but anger needs to be channeled into constructive action. Proverbs 12:16 advises us that fool does not control their anger.

Proverbs 12:16, “The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.”

Control Anger With Children By Using Correction Versus Punishment.

With child discipline we must control our anger and communicate clearly to the child why we are correcting their behavior. We must also teach our children to control their anger when we are correcting and nurturing their behavior. Ephesians 6:4 advises us to nurture our children and control anger in our relationships with them.

Ephesians 6:4, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Illustration on Anger: The Murder of the Congenial Neighbor …

Control Anger By Not Acting On It Immediately.

Anger is not necessarily bad, but it does need to be controlled. Acting out in anger with no thought or reflection of the cause of anger is a mindless act that will usually make a person’s situation worst and not better. When anger arises in us, this is a time to seek God’s guidance on what should be done. Proverbs 14:29 advises us to be slow to anger.

Proverbs 14:29, “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”

Stop Anger At Its Source By Controlling Your Spirit

All of us have trouble controlling our anger at one time or another. The way to stop anger is to control it within and not just suppress it from displaying outwardly to others. Proverbs 16:32 advises us of the advantages of being slow to anger and to control our spirit.

Proverbs 16:32, “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”