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6 Verses To Read When You’re Angry

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October 24, 2022

We all have those moments…moments when we feel hurt and angry. Maybe someone wronged us, or a minor inconvenience happened that just sent us over the edge. There are also times when we may feel mad at God…

Have you been there? Feeling mad is a normal reaction at times. It’s a part of the human experience. You shouldn’t feel guilty when you’re struck with anger. Instead, it’s what you do with that anger that matters.

Our reactions to anger can vary; we may cry, yell, isolate ourselves, the list goes on…However, one thing that we should make a habit of is this: When we’re angry, we must turn to God first.

He can handle our fury in whatever form it comes in, and He wants to help us through it. His desire is to hear us out, guide us to handle our anger in a Godly way, and even train us to be slow to anger (James 1:19).

Below are a few verses to meditate on and keep handy for the next time you’re facing this emotion:

Proverbs 15:1A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Psalm 145:8 “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”

Colossians 3:7-8 “You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Proverbs 14:29 “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”

Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

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