A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
There has been lots of anger in our world news lately which is not uncommon for the news to saturate us with things that are not very positive. The most recent I can recall is all the anger and rage in Ferguson, Missouri which first caused an unfortunate death but then mostly resulted in destruction.
Anger is caused by many things. Many of the angrier people in society are carrying chips on their shoulder and are not walking in love. Parents have a responsibility to train a child in love as love can heal an angry spirt. Anger is from the enemy, Satan, who loves to kill, steal, and destroy it says in John 10:10. God brings life, love, and peace. Satan loves people to be at war or conflict with each other. There can be anger on a more one on one personal basis too in each of our lives. This type we have to purpose in our heart to contain and not erupt. Once eruptions occur it results in fights, break ups, divorce, lawsuits, accidents, and death.
Obviously anger is not a fruit of the spirit. If you are feeling angry ask yourself why. Next we know it is not right to hate so if this is a issue with you give it over to God. Ask God to show you His love for all people and give you a spirit filled temperament.
PRAYER: Lord I choose this day to start loving and give an anger over anything to you. Jumping to conclusions can cause anger sometimes as well as being impatient. I need your help daily to walk in calmness and peace. In Jesus' name. Amen.