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For every minute you are angry,
you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

Stay in control of your anger.
Do not let your anger control you.

'People with understanding control
their anger;
A hot temper shows great
foolishness.'
Proverbs 14:29

'A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.'
Proverbs 15:1

'Do not be overcome by evil, but
overcome evil with good.'
Romans 12:21

When your tempted to lose patience
with someone, think how patient God
has been with you.

'The Lord is slow to anger and
great in power.'

Naham 1:3

'For the wrath of man does not produce
the righteousness of God.'
James 1:20

Bitterness toward others drains
prayer of power.

'A wrathful man stirs up contention,
but one who is slow to anger
appeases strife.'
Proverbs 15:8

'He who is slow to anger is better then
the mighty
, and he who rules his spirit
than he who takes a city.'
Proverbs 16:32

Forgive people, even those who
are not sorry for their actions.
Holding on to anger
only hurts you - not them.

Holding a grudge is basically
holding hatred in your heart
and God makes it clear, if you
won’t forgive others, He won’t
forgive you.


'Beloved, do not avenge yourselves,
but rather give place to wrath;
for it is written,
"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,"
says the Lord.'
Romans 12:19

Anger is a condition in which the
tongue works faster than
the mind.

Never say mean words out of anger.
Your anger will pass.
But your mean words can scar a
person for life.
So use kind words or be silent.

"Let all bitterness and wrath,
and anger, and clamor and evil
speaking, be put away from
you, with all malice."
Ephesians 4:31

'A fool gives full went to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself
under control.'
Proverbs 29:11

'Cease from anger and forsake wrath.'
Psalm 37:8

Anger, resentment, jealousy, and hate
are all traits of the devil.
Forgiveness, understanding,
acceptance, and love are all
the traits of Jesus.

'Do not repay evil for evil or reviling
for reviling, but on the contrary,
bless, for to this you were called,
that you may obtain a blessing.
"For whoever desires to love life
and see good days, let him keep his
tongue from evil and his
lips from speaking deceit."
1 Peter 3:9,10

Make your anger so expensive that
no one can afford it, and make
your happiness so cheap
that everyone can get it for free.

'The discretion of a man makes
him slow to anger, and his glory
is to overlook a transgression.'
Proverbs 19:11

Bitterness is a result of clinging
on to negative experiences.
It serves you no good and closes
the door on your future.

'Seek good and not evil.'
Amos 5:14

'Do not be quickly provoked in
your spirit, for anger resides in
the lap of fools.'
Ecclesiastics 7:9

  The more anger you hold toward
the past in your heart, the less
capable you are of loving
the present.


Anger is one letter short
of danger.

“You have heard that it was said
to those of old,
'You shall not murder, and
whoever murders will be in
danger of the judgment.’
But I say to you that whoever is
angry with his brother without a
cause shall be in danger
of the judgment.
And whoever says to his
brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in
danger of the council.
But whoever says, ‘You fool!’
shall be in danger of hell fire."
Matthew 5:21-23

'Now the works of the flesh
are evident, which are:
adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred,
contentions, jealousies, outbursts
of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,
drunkenness, revelries, and the like;
of which I tell you beforehand,
just as I also told you in time
past, that those who practice such
things will not inherit the kingdom
of God.'

Galatians 5:19-21


It’s so important to realize that
every time you get upset, it drains
your emotional energy.
Losing your cool makes you tired.
Getting angry a lot messes with
your health.
 
'If anyone thinks he is religious
and does not bridle his tongue but
deceives his heart, this person's
religion is worthless.'
James 1:26

'The righteous should choose his
friends carefully, for the way of
the wicked leads them
astray.'
Proverbs 12:26

Forgiveness might make us
look weak, but the weakest
person is the one who holds
anger, hatred, and revenge.

'The desire of the righteous is
only good, but the expectation
of the wicked is wrath.'
Proverbs 11:23

One of the best ways to
overcome our hurts and pains,
and bitterness against people
is to pray for them.

As you begin to pray for them,
and stand in the gap for them,
you start repenting for their
faults and sins and you will
rise to the place where you
can ask God to forgive them.
That means God’s heart becomes
your heart, and He will listen
to you.




The Two Types of Anger:

Positive / Wise Person:

Righteous anger reflects God's
perspective.
It reflects God's hatred of evil
and sin.
It reflects God's love for
justice.

Negative / Foolish Person:

Unrighteous anger promotes
self interest.
It protects self interest.
It reflects evil and inappropriate
behavior.


'Judge not, that you be not judged.'
Matthew 7:1
There's a difference between "judging"
someone personally and "judging"
what they do (or what they stand for).


Your smile is a signature of
God on your face do not allow
it to be erased by your anger.



Nails in the Fence:

There once was a little boy
who had a bad temper.
His Father gave him a bag of
nails and told him that every
time he lost his temper, he must
hammer a nail into the back
of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven
37 nails into the fence.

Over the next few weeks, as
he learned to control his anger,
the number of nails hammered
daily gradually dwindled down.
He discovered it was easier to hold
his temper than to drive those nails
into the fence.

Finally the day came when
the boy didn't lose his temper
at all.
He told his father about it and
the father suggested that the
boy now pull out one nail for
each day that he was able to
hold his temper.
The days passed and the young
boy was finally able to tell his
father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by
the hand and led him
to the fence.
He said, "You have done well,
my son, but look at the holes
in the fence.
The fence will never be the
same.
When you say things in anger,
they leave a scar just like
this one.
You can put a knife in a man
and draw it out.
It won't matter how many
times you say I'm sorry,
the wound is still there."
A verbal wound is as bad
as a physical one.

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