You may ask why I call anger a gift of God. God made us in His image. Even our emotions reflect Him. He is perfect in His use of the emotions He expresses and has. The Scriptures say that “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalms 7:11). God knows how to use His anger wisely. He is holy and so does not sin in the use of His energy from anger.
This election gave people a reason to get angry. I saw several people who were angry with the results of the election including some of the news commentators. It shows on their faces even though they try to say the right things.
Many times the news is full of someone who misused anger. People get weapons and use them to kill others because of anger built up with in them which turns to bitterness and results in explosions of violence in some ways.
Even the first family was plagued with this emotion. When Abel’s sacrifice was accepted and Cain’s sacrifice was rejected, Cain reacted in anger and killed his brother.
God gives definite instruction with regard to the right use of energy from our anger. “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26-27). This verse states that when we are angry we should not use the energy to sin. We should be using the energy from our anger to solve problems on a daily basis instead of using the energy to lash out with words, and/or hurt someone in a physical manner.
There are many constructive ways to use our energy which will please God. When we are angry, we can pray about the challenge before us. We can search the Scriptures for answers to solve the problems we are facing. God gives definite instructions which will fit any situation we are going through if we will but use the energy in following the Biblical commands and directives. Then we need to get busy with God’s help and work through what challenge is before us at the time.