Anger is defined as a strong feeling of displeasure or belligerence aroused by a wrong. Many Christians believe that being angry is a sin, but the Bible does not teach that being angry is a sin. The Bible sometimes describes God as being angry because of the sin of His people; Jesus became angry when He entered the Temple and saw the money changers in the Temple. If being angry is not a sin, why do believers say that being angry is sinful?
Apostle Paul gives us the answer in his letter to the Ephesians when he writes: “And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27 (NLT)
According to the text, anger becomes a sin when you allow it to control you. When you are controlled by anger, your decision process is flawed, and you give the enemy access to your life. As the text said, “don’t allow the sun to go down while you are still angry.” Before the end of the day, you need to release that anger. Pray this simple prayer: Lord, I release all anger from my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
One final note, while I believe in the power of prayer, some anger issues may need professional help to get to the root of the problem.