A cursory reading of the Bible tells the Christian, you know.. anger is not good. You’re going to ruin your life if you keep getting angry.
Some people suffer from extreme anger. When I’m in a bad mood, and I’m not talking, it’s for a reason. You can see it a mile away from the dark trailing clouds that I’m angry.
But reading the word of God convinces me that you can make stupid decisions from Anger that will destroy your life.
If there’s anger in your heart, there’s no room for love at that moment.
If there’s no room for love, there’s no room for the holy Spirit.
“He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: And a man of wicked devices is hated.” (Proverbs 14:17, KJV)
Learn to count to ten. Learn to not take things seriously. Learn to… something! I don’t care if you have to dwell on mental images of fuzzy bunnies with twitching noses and whiskers!
But let the anger pass.
“The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” (Proverbs 19:11, KJV)
As you gain strength over the anger, and begin to calm… you’ll find you enjoy life more. Gardening, which seemed the STUPIDEST pastime when I was young, actually helps turn away anger and wrath.
Sit outside. Drink some tea. Enjoy the sound of birds singing. Get outside and sit with your Bible, and read some Psalms. Let God cool the anger.
But sometimes when you hear things that are sinful, anti-God, anti-Christian, and evil, you’ll feel wrath boil up in you with no source at all.
That’s not your wrath. That’s God’s. You can feel it if you’re staying in God’s word. That wrath is okay, but don’t adopt it as your own. Righteous anger over the things of God is permissible. SELF RIGHTEOUS wrath will destroy your life.