You may express anger in many different ways.
Do you get grumpy, irritated or angry? If you have an anger problem, you may express it by screaming, engaging in physical violence or showing other signs of rage and fury. Or you may show it in less obvious ways—through bitterness, grumpiness, frustration, impatience, criticism, irritation, sarcasm, self-pity, depression or a cold silence—whether you are a Christian or not a Christian.Regardless of how you express your anger, you know how destructive it can be. Your spouse and children may be afraid of you. People on the job may avoid you. Promotions may be denied. Your anger hurts others, but it also hurts you—spiritually and physically. Most importantly, the Bible tells us that it grieves God.There is HOPE! You can overcome ANGER! With God's help, you can break free from the grip of anger.
Psalm 103:8 (KJV)
"For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning"
Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."
Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
"A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel."
Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)
"Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."
Proverbs 16:32 (NIV)
"The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression."
Proverbs 19:11 (NKJV)
"The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life."
Proverbs 20:2 (NKJV)
"Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools"
Ecclesiastes 7:9 (NKJV)
"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"
Ephesians 4:31 (KJV)
"In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry"
Ephesian 4:26 (NIV)
Bible Verses on Anger
Psalm 7:11; Psalm 4:4; *Psalm 30:5; Psalm 37:8; Psalm 103:8 Psalm 145: 8-9
Proverbs 14:17; *Proverbs 15:18; *Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 17:14-15; *Proverbs 19:11; *Proverbs 20:3; Proverbs 21:19; Proverbs 22:24-25; Proverbs 29:22; Proverbs 30:33
Matthew 5:22; Matthew 21:12-14
Mark 3:1-2, 5
Colossians 3:7-9; Colossians 3:21
Ephesians 4:25-27*; Ephesians 4:31*-32
James 1: 17-20
2 Timothy 2:23-24
I guess BIBLE VERSES on ANGER MANAGEMENT would be better. And of course, verses on PEACE and PATIENCE also go along with this for the fruit we need to replace the anger.
For ANGER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, here is one resource I found at All About Life Challenges
To overcome anger, these steps are important:
- Consciously determine to be calm. Don't react, think! Remember your goals and respond appropriately. Choose to remain calm!
- Communicate. When someone upsets you, tell them. Calmly talk to them about how you feel about their words or actions. Learn to express yourself better -- clear and composed. Choose to!
- Remove yourself from the scene until you can respond without anger. Your success will not happen overnight. Take it one step at a time, one day at a time. Remember to relax. Relaxation exercises or music can be helpful. Keep in mind you can reach out to someone you trust for help. Choose to!
- Frequently take time for yourself. Do something you enjoy like walking in the park, swimming, reading the Bible, or seeing a feel-good movie. Do something nice for someone you admire. It's okay to feel good about yourself. Choose to!
- Look for the positives. Don't dwell on the negatives. "Don't sweat the small stuff." Learn to be forgiving. This is difficult, but we need to start by learning to forgive ourselves
*CONFLICT RESOLUTION is what I needed and chose many times to run away, rather than invest time in resolving the conflict(s). Without resolution, conflicts stir up many other problems and also have a bad effect on one's health. We must learn to resolve our conflicts peacefully through God's direction and help. We must surrender our will and our powerlessness to God alone to show us His way to deal and make healthy choices.
Now the point of (formerly)TUESDAY'S TOPIC 4 Today is to change any of these verses or combination into a PRAYER for yourself or someone else. (No names are necessary).