At some point in our lives we are faced with a situation, which might cause some anger to boil within us. How we deal it is what is most important. But to know how to deal with anger we must understand what anger is. Anger is an emotion or a feeling of dissatisfaction, indignation, hostility, wrath and vengeance.
In the conflict of a situation, it is wise to learn how to calm down and control our anger, when things get heated and out of control it is wise to step back and return to the situation later. The bible says,” Wherefore my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath”, James 1:19. God is telling us that it is wise to hold our tongue in the midst of a heated conflict. You may say something that you might regret. Words can build your character or it can break your character, so be careful how you choose your words when you are angry.
Anger is not from God but of the Devil. To overcome anger one must be at peace. Having peace assures you that the Lord is with you in when faced with difficult situations.
Here are some other tips to help you overcome anger:
Forgive and forget – the bible teaches to forgive 70 x 7 times, which means that we should be forgiving always. The root of anger may lie in the lack of forgiveness. If someone hurts you, it’s best to tell them and talk it through rather than to hold it in, eventually it can have a great impact on your life. When you forgive and forget at the same time you are releasing any angry toxin that might have been developed inside.
Get to the root of the situation – getting to the root of the problem will allow you to solve the dilemma you are facing.
God Listen to you – many times when we become angry we forget to turn to the one true source that can help us. Seeking God in prayer may be the best solution ever.
Change your thoughts – if you are constantly thinking negativity, it can lead to having low self- esteem. It is best to cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. It is best to give a soft answer and turn away from wrath, grievous words stir up anger.