Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

Are You Still Angry?

     Has someone done something to you that made you so mad, you haven’t been able to get over it?  Maybe it was your spouse, a family member, a co-worker, someone at church, an accountability partner or a friend who said or did something that really made you mad. Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure and a strong emotion that we express when someone or something has hurt or wronged us.

At some point in our lives we will experience anger.  The Bible lets us know that it is okay to be angry.  The problem comes when we stay angry and then have actions and behavior that is sinful.  You know how it goes, you get mad and don’t talk for days and some times weeks.  Some people are still angry over something that happened years ago.   Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “In your anger do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Life Application Bible)

Imagine if we would all put this verse into practice.  What would it look like?  We would get angry, but by the end of the day, we would no longer be angry.  Within 24 hours and before we go to bed, we are instructed to let the anger go. Only God can help us to put this verse into practice.  When we don’t let it go, we are allowing the devil into the situation.  Some things are hard to get over, but God.  When God is in the midst, He can help us to do things that we could not do on our own.  We are to be imitators of God and Psalm 30:5 says that God’s anger is only for a moment.  If God’s anger only last a moment who are we to have anger that last for a long time?

I don’t know who this week’s blog is for, but if you are angry, I want to encourage you to let it go.  I know it’s easier said then done.  However, God is not pleased with long lasting anger.  He wants to heal your hurt and  free you from the anger.  Allow God’s Holy Spirit to replace your angry spirit.  Release it! Staying angry ends up hurting you more than the person who offended you.  God will take care of the offender.  Choose to forgive and let the anger go!

Until next week,





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4 thoughts on “Are You Still Angry?

  1. Donna on said:

    Amen!!!! I have often said, “I don’t want to miss my blessing!” That allows my will to submit to God’s will and move on. He has been too good to me to allow someone else’s actions to control my emotions. God bless you Carolyn.

  2. Janice Octavia Nelson on said:

    Amen!!!! Thank you for this message of trusting God and allowing His healing even in our state of anger. 2Timothy 2:24a also states that the Lord’s servant (me/us) must not be quarrelsome but gentle/kind to all. As a servant of Christ, I am reminded to Stop… Trust… Affirm… Yield… STAY in His presence in every emotion! Continue blessings to Marriage from A to Z Ministry!

  3. This certainly speaks to one of the principles in your book which is Forgiveness. Holding on to anger is chooising not to forgive the person or situation for what has occured. I’ve learned through experience that holding onto anger and choosing not to forgive can keep you from experiencing the blessings that God has in store for you.

  4. Sherrise on said:

    Praying for God’s deliverance in my heart. I have a tendency to be overtaken by anger but not consumed with it. The Holy Spirit blesses me with the gift of forgetfulness. 😊

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