But sometimes the anger wells up inside of me so much and I can't control it. I get fed up with the situations of life and just dumb things that don't work out throughout the day. But feeling anger is not always a bad thing- it is how we react while we are angry. Usually anger makes us sin, but there are certain circumstances where I believe it is okay to be angry. Jesus was angry in the verses below, but He had a right to be angry at the people since they were using the Temple of God as a marketplace.
It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!”
Now I'm not saying that since we can find a reason of why we think we have a right to be angry, we can be angry without sinning. God will judge us according to our actions. But what I'm trying to say is that if we believe God wouldn't have a problem with our anger- it might not be considered a sin for feeling that way. Recently I have gotten angry with what is going on in our world and how it is turning against God and leaving Him out of our country. It makes me so mad inside. It hurts me to think that Jesus is getting pushed out of our world and lives- truly I don't think God would have a problem with this type of anger since it is Biblical, but maybe my thoughts are wrong?
But anyways, so this week try to control your anger and deal with it in the right way. Ask for God's help to allow you to overcome the anger you feel and replace it with love. I know it will be a struggle for me.
Hope you all have a great day!!