Biblical principles about anger, I have learned and practicing…
1. “The anger of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.” Nothing good comes out of anger. In fact it creates the opposite results; it is destructive.
2. Anger is sin (not God like but self indulgent) so when I do it, I need to confess to God and the offended that I have sinned. “if we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive them and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
3. “A soft answer turns away wrath.” Practice giving calm, truthful replies to the situation or person. It is better to say nothing.
4. Leave the situation physically or mentally (closing your eyes or ears) and ask God for the power to overcome this sin and for wisdom in the situation. Do not return till ready to minister in peace (a calm place of mind)..
5. Isolate or separate the offenders and have them read, meditate, or memorize Scripture about anger. Ask yourself, ”What is God saying or want me to do?” Jesus went alone to the mountain top often; we need our mountain tops with God.
6. Let God fight your battles with prayer. By faith pray over the situation, person, etc. Do not worry or be anxious about anything but with thanksgiving let your request be known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension shall guard your heart and mind in Christ jesus.”
7. “A wise woman builds up her house.” Set boundaries or rules with consequences of actions for yourself and others such as …Do not talk or answer or give anything to a person who is whining, screaming, etc..
8. “Love, pray, and bless your enemies”. Find ways to “bless” do good towards the other person with what you say and do like hugs and kisses, or saying “God oves you;I love you”.
9. You and your loved ones do a personal study from the Bible on anger vs peace. Place Scripture around the house…bathroom mirrors, refrigerator door, car dashboard, etc.
10. “Choose life not death, good not evil, blessing not cursing”. “As for me and my house, we will choose to serve the Lord.”
Praying for us all to “walk in Spirit, truth , and love.”