James 1:20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

There are some legitimate reasons to be angry. There’s, infidelity, inequality, abuse, and more. However, the fruits of our anger do not produce the righteousness of God. Anger tempts us to meditate on what we can do to get even, introduces hate in our lives, or how we can protect ourselves in the future. None of this meditation honors God.

So what do we do? Be angry and sin not (Eph. 4:26). How do we do that? By casting our cares on the Lord (1 Peter 5:7). It’s okay to let God know we’re angry about a particular situation, but we also let God know we trust Him to handle this situation on our behalf.

It’s been scientifically proven that anger and strife produce toxins that are detrimental to our health and now we have God saying anger is detrimental to our souls.

Let’s do ourselves a favor. Whenever anger arises, ask yourself these questions: Is this situation unsolvable for God? Can God not work this out for my good?

Since the answers are no, there’s no need to carry that anger around anymore. Give it to God and move on.