Ephesians 4:26 (AMP)
26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.
Are you angry as you are reading this? Did you go to bed angry last night? You can make a decision to forgive someone. Anger itself is not a sin, but what we do with our anger can be a sin. Everything God asks us to do, no matter how difficult it seems, will benefit us in the long run. God is not trying to make us miserable; He is trying to get us in a place where He can do wonderful things in our lives.
We have to get beyond feelings of bitterness and anger and do the greater thing, and do it God’s way. It’s amazing what God can do for us if we choose to get rid of the anger and bitterness sin our lives. God loves everyone and I’m sure He’s not crazy about it when we hurt someone he loves.
If you get mad at someone you can talk to them whether you feel like it or not. Most of us want to avoid the person we are upset with, but we can choose to talk to that person and clear the air some. We have to take personal responsibility about how we deal with our anger.
We cannot do things about how we feel but we can do things about how we react to our feelings. One place to start with your feelings is to pray for people who have hurt you. Then you can take out your bible and start studying what the Word has to say about anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness.
Humility is one of the most difficult attributes to come by. It’s impossible to be merciful without humility.
Philippians 2:6-8 (AMP)
6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
8 And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!