Christian Anger Management looks to the bible for wisdom and advice on anger. The Christian approach is straightforward and the advice given is very much inline with the mainstream approaches to anger. You may think “I don’t believe in God or Christ” and be about to click off to another page, … don’t! There is some brilliant advice here for people of all faiths, agnostics and even athiests. If you are not comfortable with the concept of “God” then think of it as “Life” or “The Universe” for the purposes of reading about Christian Anger Management.
Is it a Sin to Be Angry with God?
If you have got angry with God because of hard times, tragedy or pain then you are certainly not alone. Children and adults often muse on the question of how can God be good if this bad thing has happened? Hopefully Christian Anger Management can shed some light on this.
If you are angry with God you can be open with him. There is no need to hide it to be “religious” or “right”. You can know this by reading the Psalms about times when David overtly showed anger or frustration with God.
Please Read Psalm 22. Verses 1-6, 22-31:
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel. In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed. But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people (Psalm 22:1-6).
I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you. You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows. The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him—may your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations. All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—those who cannot keep themselves alive. Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn—for he has done it. (Psalm 22:22-31).
What God Says about Anger in the Bible
Those who are angry usually try to justify their anger. This is not surprising, since an action which we thing is pushing beyond our boundary or moral code can make us feel angry, and because our moral code has been broken, we feel justified for it. How does Christian Anger Management respond to this concept?
The Bible warns us many times against giving in to anger when we are ruffled by others words or actions. There are times where anger is justified, and sometimes we need to talk frankly and openly about problems. At these times it is necessary to exercise self control. Yet be warned that in most circumstances anger is not justified. As James wrote, “Man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires” (James 1:20).