And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
Ephesians 4:26-27 (NLT)
Anger is a powerful emotion. It becomes “sin” when it controls us. So much so that Paul says if held onto, anger can give a foothold in our life to the devil. When decisions are made out of anger they can rarely be right because it is impossible to be angry and loving at the same time. God wants us to act in love. Here is the truth. Anger is not the real issue. It is a secondary emotion. It ignites us and off we go, out of control when behind the anger we are really fearful, sad, disgusted or feeling ashamed. Anger does not solve that. Today, don’t sin by letting anger control you. Ask yourself, “What am I really feeling behind the anger?” and let God heal that.
Dear Father, you know all about my anger. You also know about my wounds and other emotions that are really bothering me. Help me Lord. Heal me Lord of these painful emotions. Help me know the truth of Your great love for me that I might not give a foothold to the devil.
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