Anger: Can I overcome it?
At some point, all of us can say we've experienced anger. However, some people experience it on an ongoing basis. This is particularly dangerous, because aggressive anger and some forms of passive anger can hurt people mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Anger is caused by negative feelings about certain things and can be evidence of an inner problem that must be dealt with, either with oneself or another person.
There are two different types of anger:
All anger manifested externally began internally.
Can anger be used for good reasons? Yes! You can be angry at sin, suffering in the world, at satan, etc. You can be angry if legislation passed in your country that didn't align with your beliefs or the Word of GOD. If the anger is for a good reason, especially for a circumstance that needs to change, then it it considered healthy.
However, anger that is expressed for bad reasons or petty issues of life, it's unhealthy, and is the sign that a problem has occurred internally that hasn't yet been dealt with.
Anger is very common in the Bible. The words anger, wrath, and indignation (in all varieties) have been used in the Bible over 600 times. Cain, for example, is the first in history to be angry with GOD (Genesis 4:5).
Anger, especially that which causes sin, needs to be dealt with one way or the other. Just because someone appears calm on the outside, that doesn't necessarily represent the anger that could be on the inside. However, sinful anger can occur both externally and internally. So, keeping anger bottled up isn't going to help. Solving problems using effective techniques, including meeting with your inner man and meeting with the person or group that has angered you. You see, many people cannot use effective techniques at managing anger if they don't first have self-control. You need to control your emotions so that they can be effectively dealt with. By dealing with anger and rooting it out of your life, you'll clear up many problems in your life also.
Proverb 29:22 says, "An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression." And then in Proverb 14:29, it says, "Hethat is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that ishasty of spirit exalteth folly." Last one here, Ecclesiastes 7:9 says, "Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools."
Dealing with Anger at its root
There are many more strategies that can be implemented for helping you manage your anger. Many times, anger management therapy should be in order. This is not a fix-all or quick-fix strategy, but going to get help may be necessary if some of the techniques above don't help.
The techniques described above are not to be taken as doctoral advice, but more as spiritual advice. Do not mistake the advice above for the advice of a doctor. If you need help from a doctor, please make sure to contact them.