Ephesians 4:26 "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath."
There are often times when a Christian may be bright to be angry and strongly tempted to respond to that anger. To do so is to commit sin...especially when that response is in anger. We are to get control of our anger. We should not let our anger fester to the point where we act out.
Psalm 4:4 "Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah." When we get angry it is always better to wait and take it to God than to act out our lash out at others whether in the world or at home. We should not lash out against those that got us angry in the first place. The Lord Himself is to be our example in all things...and this is one of those areas He sets an example for us in. I Peter 2:23 "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffere, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:"
Anger (in my life) has always been the most difficult area to overcome. I had a terrible temper problem before I got saved and it remains as a thorn in my flesh still today. II Corinthians 12:7 "...there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me..." James 3:8-10 "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similtude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be." The hardest thing for me to keep control of my anger in is when someone does one of my children...or my husband...or even one of my other family members wrong. That sort of thing easily angers me. Thank God I'm His child and I have the Holy Spirit to help me with that in my life. And where I know that I can't control my anger....I know God can!!
James 1:19-20 "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." Romans 12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." I love this verse. This promises me that I don't have to take care of those that do wrong against me or my family. Vengeance belongs to the Lord. He will take care of everything.
Anger will come at times...but we are not to act in anger. It is never right to do so. We may see a situation take place and have every right to be angry...but it is never right to act out in anger. Take that situation that angers you to God and let Him take care of it.
God is really teaching me or "putting me through school" in this very thing lately. There is a family member of ours that is doing some horrible things to other members of our family and seems to have no conscience about it. This angers me. I see people being hurt emotionally over these things and at times I just don't know if I can contain my anger. But God is truly helping me!! If it weren't for Him and the Holy Spirit helping me...I would have lashed out and destroyed my testimony. No matter how angry we get...nothing is worth losing our testimony for the Lord.