Is uncontrolled anger a problem in your marriage? Proverbs 29:11 says, “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Do you control yourself when you are angry? If not, it’s time to take action. Admit to God that in your anger you have sinned. If you lost your temper with your spouse, then apologize and ask them to forgive you. The next time you are angry, take a ‘time out’ and pray. Ask God to show you the best way to respond to your anger. Ask yourself, “Why am I angry? What wrong was committed? What positive action might I take? What would be the loving thing to do?” Take constructive action and anger has served its purpose.
January 15, 2013