Have you ever been angry? The obvious answer is “duh”. Being human we just get angry. As soon as I got to work today, someone yelled at me. Honestly, they were just trying to get my attention (I was listening to a podcast through some headphones), but something flared up from within me. I was angry, and my day continued to get worse. I just kept getting angry. There was no stopping me. If we came into contact with each other, I would be instantly mad at you no matter what you had done. This isn’t a very Christian way to be, and I certainly needed help getting past my anger. So I turned to the one place I could for help.
I was taken to the letter of James. “Understand this, my death brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.” (James 1:19-21, NLT).
Being angry to simply be angry is not what God intends for us. He wishes for us to be loving to everyone. This doesn’t mean you can’t get mad. There is a difference. Being mad is about being unhappy about a situation, but being angry is just being upset and nothing can help you until you want release from your anger.
If you are feeling angry, or if you feel angry later on in life, I suggest prayer. Tell God how you feel and why you feel that way, and wait for a response from Him. You’ll be glad you did it.