Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. (Psalm 4:4 NLT)
The Bible cautions us that our anger can lead us to sin. Jesus even speaks about this by saying “be angry but sin not.” In this verse alone, the Bible shares three ways to deal with anger:
Don’t allow anger to control you. You allow anger to control you when it drives your thoughts and actions.
Think about it overnight. Give yourself some time to cool down. Think about why you are angry. Is the situation or person that’s causing you to be angry going to matter tomorrow? Next week? Next month? Next year?
Remain silent. When you’re angry, it is quite possible to say things that will lead to even more trouble and possibly destroy relationships. Hold your peace and don’t spew words when you’re angry. You do not want a situation to get out of control because you were upset.
When you take time to walk away from the situation and cool down, you’ll often find that it isn’t worth the energy to stay angry. You may even forget what you were upset about in the first place.
Prayer for Today: Heavenly Father, teach me to control my anger and not allow my anger to control me. Give me wisdom in dealing with my anger so that I may not destroy relationships or find myself further away from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Meet the Author
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Natasha Denise Frazier's first book, The Life Your Spirit Craves won the Readers' Choice Award in 2013 at the Christian Literary Awards. Her second book, Not Without You: 365 Days in the Lord's Presence was nominated for the Henri Award. Love, Lies and Consequences was nominated for the Henri Award as well and won the Readers' Choice Award in 2015 at the Christian Literary Awards.
Natasha writes to inspire readers to become all they were created to be and encourage them in their daily walk with God. Whether devotional or fictional, she desires to leave a legacy to inspire readers to take their lives to the next level.
Born and raised in Greenville, MS, Natasha graduated magna cum laude from Jackson State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and from Texas A&M University with a Masters of Science in Accounting. Natasha has since earned her CPA license and worked in both public accounting and the federal government. Natasha is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Houston Area Alumni Chapter of Jackson State University.
Natasha resides in Houston, TX with her husband, Eddie and their three children: Eden, Ethan, and Emilyn. For book releases, contests and events, please join her mailing list via her website at https://www.natashafrazier.com
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