We picture the perfect Christian as soft-spoken and always willing to turn the other cheek.
That’s our goal, yes, but it’s not how we’re hardwired.
Our propensity for anger is a survival mechanism. It ramps up our bodily systems, floods us with adrenalin, and magnifies our “fight or flight” ability.
We can be bolder, punch harder, and run farther when our flash of anger emboldens us.
So, what are the benefits of not getting angry? How does a cool head help us out?
What better decisions can we make when we can set our anger aside and function in a calm and benevolent manner?
Is it even possible to set our anger aside?
Here are 4 Helps When You Are Angry:
Help No. 1:
Proverbs 15:1 says we can help other people keep their calm when we control our anger.
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Help No. 2:
Colossians 3:21 tells us we will encourage our children when our anger remains on the back burner.
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”
Help No. 3:
Ephesians 4:26 assures us we can feel anger and remain in control of our responses.
“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”
Help No. 4:
Matthew 5:22 says we keep ourselves safe when we dodge unjustified hard feelings.
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”
We may be hardwired for anger, but that doesn’t dictate how we behave. God also enables us with good judgment and self-control.
To choose Christ means to walk a better path.
When we turn the other cheek, we become more like Jesus.
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