Below are some additional interactions on the article: Why Do I Get So Angry?. Read it first.
Check this out; here are some of the words related to “Angry” according to www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/Angry. Read this list, think about it. This is how you appear to people when you are angry!
acid, aggravated, angered, annoyed, blustering, bothered, browned off, bugged, burning, burnt-up, chaotic, cloudy, corrosive, dirty, discontented, disturbed, exasperated, feeling evil, festering, fiery, foul, frantic, frenzied, fuming, heated, hellish, inflamed, infuriated, irked, irritable, irritated, livid, mindless, out of sorts, out of temper, pandemoniac, peeved, pissed, put out, raging, rainy, raving, raw, red-faced, resentful, riled, riled up, riley, rip-roaring, ruffled, sensitive, sore, storming, story, ticked off, tingling, tornadic, troubled, turbulent, up in arms, upset, uptight, vexed, wild, wild-eyed, worked up, wrathy.
That’s a lot of words associated with anger; and, I’m not sure about you, but this is not the way that I want to live. For sure it’s not how I want people to remember me! Have you ever met someone who is one of those things? Not fun. Anger can bring out all of those things plus some! This is where God’s word is really encouraging. Remember Matthew 7:7–11. God knows what we need. He knows this anger isn’t good for you, so come to him in prayer and he will be faithful to help you. Just remember to keep your eyes open for his movement in your life.
How angry are you really? This site gives you automatic and biblical feedback as to how angry you are, how it can be affecting your life as well as offering different Scriptures to encourage you further along in your journey. Take the quiz; sometimes its good to see another person affirming things you already know, and seeing it in writing can be motivation to change if anger is something you struggle with.
James 1:19–21—Monitor your heart! Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger; do this by getting rid of the evil in your life and live according to God’s word.
Ephesians 4:31—Get rid of all anger, instead forgive as Christ forgave us.
Ezekiel 36:26–27—God wants to give us a new heart, one that is not made of stone anymore.
Revelation 21:5—God will renew everything one day!
Small Group Guide:
Large Group Guide:
- Find a friend you can talk to, a friend that you trust. Anger is not the way that God desires for you to live your life. As we have seen, often it is not anger that is our problem, but unresolved hurt in our lives. Find a friend our trusted adult that you can begin processing this with (chaplain, Club Beyond Leader, parent, youthworker). This will also help you to lower your defenses and learn to trust. It may be hard at first, but it will be good practice and build resilience in your life.
- Confess to God your anger. Tell him why you hurt and let him take the burden from you. It may not be easy to remember, so write out your prayer to God and re-read it each morning this week.
- Ask yourself whom you have hurt by not monitoring your heart; whom have you lashed out at. Find a way to apologize to them. It may sound really hard at first, but you will find freedom with confession. God wants to free you; take the first steps to freedom by asking forgiveness from those you have hurt.
Take some time to read over this passage of Scripture a few times. The first time, just read it. The second time, slowly read it again and pay attention to the words that stick out to you. The third time picture the praise actually taking place in front of you. Read it one more final time and end in prayer.