God's Word about anger
written by Joyce Meyer
January 24 2013
Speaking God’s Word
about . . .
I will bridle my anger, trash my wrath, cool
my pipes—it only makes things worse.
—PSALM 37:8 (THE MESSAGE)
I follow the example of the Lord, who is
merciful and gracious, slow to anger and
plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.
I am slow to anger and have great understanding;
I am not like he who is hasty of
spirit, exposing and exalting his folly.
I speak soft answers that turn away wrath,
not grievous words that stir up anger.
I am not a hot-tempered person who stirs up
strife, but I am slow to anger, appeasing
Good sense makes me restrain my anger, and
it is my glory to overlook a transgression or
I am not quick in spirit to be angry or vexed,
for anger and vexation lodge in the bosom of
When I am angry, I do not sin or let my wrath
(my exasperation, my fury or indignation) last
until the sun goes down.
I will let all bitterness and indignation and
wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and
resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling
(brawling, clamor, contention) and slander
(evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous
language) be banished from me, with all
malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
And I will become useful and helpful and
kind to others, tenderhearted (compassionate,
understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving
others [readily and freely], as God in Christ
Now I must get rid of all these things: anger,
passion, and hateful feelings. No insults or
obscene talk must ever come from my lips.
—COLOSSIANS 3:8 (GNT)
I won’t forget that it is best to listen much,
speak little, and not become angry; for anger
doesn’t make me good, as God demands that
I must be.
—JAMES 1:19-20 (TLB)
This is an extract from The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word by Joyce Meyer. To buy the book now, click here