26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27
Anger can be a dangerous thing. We are all human so therefore we are all broken. We are imperfect people who on a daily basis is following the leading of the Holy Spirit. But from time to time we may fall into the pitfall of allowing our flesh to lead us instead of the Holy Spirit. One manifestation of this is anger.
We are surrounded by people who are broken and who also make mistakes. A person may cut us off in traffic, a person may say something or do something that offends us, a person may do something that either injures us or injures someone we love and as a result we may become angry. What we do in response to this anger is the key. The anger we have will either control us or we will control it. We must guard our hearts from being led by our flesh or our emotions.
One of the greatest ways that we can be led by the Holy Spirit is abiding in the Lord each day. By spending time in God’s word and prayer it will prepare our heart for everything we will face and it will make us more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The more time we spend with the Lord the more we will be transformed into His image. This is key when dealing with anger. The Lord will empower and strengthen us to be led by the Holy Spirit instead of being led by our flesh and our emotions.