Righteous anger stems from anger that arises when we witness “an offense against God or His Word.” Righteous anger cares about others. It attacks the sin instead of the sinner. It’s important to consider what can result from our anger. Will our anger produce actions that intend to make the world a better place and help bring people to hear the Gospel, in a loving way? Or will our anger retaliate, isolate, and cause someone to potentially stray away from the faith because of our actions? We should be slow to become angry and filter all emotions through how God wants us to respond to others. Browse Scripture quotes on anger below. Keep them with you throughout the day to remind yourself of God’s strength and peace when you feel tensions rise.
I saw a story on the news of people forming a chain with their arms to save a child stuck in a river. Their thoughtless bravery ended up saving the child, but just think how easily they could have been swept away. Sin is not so different from a raging river, and the temptations are very real, as we all know. As with this story, with the right people around you and a clear goal in mind, even the strongest of rivers is no match for a faithful community.
Sometimes it is impossible for us to understand God’s divine plan. We can only slightly grasp the enormity of time; now consider existence before time existed! We do not deserve God’s grace, but he has chosen to save us. We must take up the call! We must serve him with all that we do. Thanks be to the one and only God!
Any athlete will tell you that you may spend years perfecting your body, but what separates the good from the best, is the ability to go that extra mile mentally. So often ourselves we may lack the confidence or self-belief that we are truly worthy, of exceeding our own perceived limitations, of pushing our boundaries. But faith in Christ is what we have to take us that extra mile; to give us that strength to be carried just that little but further than we thought ourselves capable.
My savior Jesus Christ, you came to earth and died for me! I can never come near repaying this debt to you, but with everything that I do I shall do it for you. I long for the day where we will be united with our Holy Father in heaven. I wish to dedicate this day and the rest of my days to serving you, Abba Father. I pray these things in honor of my service. Everlasting God, your peace surpasses all my understanding. When anger rises within me, please calm my mind and soothe my heart with your gentle words. Fill my whole life with your perfect peace. May my personality be shaped by your peace rather than my frustration. With your Holy Spirit in my life, I can overcome anger. May I reflect your character, being slow to anger and rich in steadfast love. Look upon me and cause your face to shine upon me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,My God and my Lord, I thank thee for sending thy only begotten Son, your word made flesh for all mankind. May he give me that strength to carry me, when I think it not possible to go any further, may I surrender in his might to take me beyond my limits, when the mountain seems to steep. In his message and in our faith, only you can take us to heights unknown. In all such things you strengthen me, Lord, and so I give thanks to you and thy Son, Amen. Amen, Amen.