Everyone gets angry at some point in their lives. People get angry while driving, angry with their spouse or children, angry with their co-workers, or angry with situations.

If we break down anger, we’ll discover the root of anger is fear. If we’re angry with our spouse, we’re really afraid that we’re being taken advantage of in some way. If we’re angry in traffic, we’re fearful that the other person doesn’t respect our positioning. If we’re angry with a boss, we’re fearful that we’re being disrespected.

Anger is a normal emotion but, God doesn’t want us harboring anger for more than a day (Ephesians 4:26). Anger is a gateway emotion to all other ungodly emotions (hate, bitterness, etc.). We manage and dismiss our anger by magnifying God and His Word within the situation. If we’re angry with our spouse, do what the Word says in spite of our anger. Continue to love, honor, and respect them and trust that God will help us not become so sensitive or trust that God will deal with our spouse. If we’re angry with that rude person in line, we must remind ourselves who we are in Christ, and continue to love that person in spite of their actions.

Let go of the anger by rebuking the fear in our lives.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.