26 “If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day. 27 Don’t give the Devil a chance.” (Ephesians 4:26-27 GNT)
Controlling my emotions has been by far one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I have ever learned to do. I’ve learned not everything or everyone deserves a reaction. Some people want to anger you on purpose. We should never give something else that much power. In the end it’s not worth it for many reasons. For starters anger can lead to an open door for Satan to get in. Anger sometimes can lead to things we might regret later. Also, anger can have you say things you don’t mean and remember life and death is in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)
Moving forward, we are only hurting ourselves in the long run. Anger can affect our mental and physical health. If we don’t deal with the root of the problem we might find unhealthy mechanisms to cope with our emotions. Our mental health can deplete because we are focused on how “we feel” instead of the facts. This can take a toll on how we function and interact with others. Furthermore, when our minds aren’t right we can’t really take care of ourselves physically. We might feel drained and as a result not want to work on self care.
Next, God is not going to bless no mess. Think about it; as a kid when you got in trouble your parents did not give you a hug to discipline you. You did something bad and got consequences for it. Anger is the opposite of who God is. God is love. Anger and wrath come from the enemy to try to get us to self sabotage ourselves. If the enemy can’t stop us he will try to have us destroy ourselves. All in all, don’t let your anger control you, control it. You can’t even start to imagine the relief you will have once you stop reacting to everything.