Letting Go Of Anger

We get angry because we hurt. Dealing with anger means dealing with hurt. Do you hurt? There is something you can do about anger!

From First Peter We Receive Instructions On Dealing With Hurts:

Learn from Jesus.

1 Peter 2:23 When he [Jesus] was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.

Stop looking at the person who hurt you. Start looking to the One who judges justly. Entrust yourself over to God. Turn your hurt over to God. Let go of your hurt to God. Release it. Let Jesus treat the hurt.

Do not react. Act.

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called--that you might inherit a blessing.

Do not act out of your hurt. Act from the Holy Spirit of God given to you. Bless. Forgive. Pray for. Jesus tells us to pray for those who persecute us. Forgive "seventy times seven." The key to our healing from hurt and anger is forgiveness of the one who hurt us.

Do not add to the hurt with your own wrong actions.

1 Peter 3:16 Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God's will, than to suffer for doing evil.
1. Is there anger in your life that you would like to be rid of today? Where does you anger come from? What is its source? (Who hurt you?)
2. What can you do with your hurts today? With past hurts? With feelings of loss?

Confess, Let Go, Receive Pray for God's deliverance from anger.