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 you're 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

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.

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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