Christian Anger Management

By Broyde McDonald

The instructions for Christian anger management can be found throughout the Bible, especially in the writings of the Proverbs and the Psalms. It is using these guidelines that Christians are to set living examples for the world so that it becomes a more ordered and peaceful place.

The instructions are few, but when you go from place to place they are worded differently. Looking at the big picture though, the meaning of what is said is left unchanged.

We will look quickly at six of them.

Stay away from anger

As you read the Bible you will see why this instruction is a part of the Christian anger management plan. Two immediate reasons that are given are that firstly, anger leads to sin, and second it puts you in danger of God's judgment.

Overlook things

Let people get away with things. If they have caused you any damages just fix it and leave them up to God to get even with. Under his power they will reap what they sow. However, forgiving others their trespasses against us is a big part of the plan in which we expect to have our trespasses forgiven.

It is sin

The situation is that someone has angered you and you go and cuss them out or do some other thing to soothe your hurt feelings.

You have just done something that wrong in God's eyes. Don't mind that the people you attacked made you mad first, you are expected to be cool. When you lose your cool, you get yourself into trouble.


Like all Christian effort, Christian anger management needs to start with prayer. Some things can be done without prayer, but for it to be considered a Christian event, God has to be included and praying is how a Christian gets God to be a part of things.

Don't hold it for long

When angry, the first thing to do is to get rid of the angry feeling. The given instructions are that the Christian's anger is to be put away before the sun sets for the day.

This does not mean that you are to use faith to stop the sun from moving. It is telling you that as a Christian, it is in your best interest to get rid of your anger before the sun goes down. - 31520

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