Ephesians 4: 26 says “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.”
Do you battle with getting angry? And do you hold onto grudges?

Paul spoke to the church in Ephesus and he speaks to you and me too with incredibly wise words. Don’t let your day end without dealing with your anger! The next line after that verse says “otherwise you give the devil a foothold.”

If anger is not dealt with, it will imprison you. Who do you need to forgive?
And is it maybe time you ask Jesus to help you deal with your anger?

Follow the link for more wise words on Anger in Proverbs 29:11



Any WordSpacers out there ever been mad at God? That’s ok! If God is who he says he is, then he’s more than big enough to handle our tantrums.

More good news: you can take your anger to God in prayer. He knows you’re angry, anyway. You may as well pour it all out at his feet – as loud and furious as you like.

Just don’t be surprised if he quiets your anger with his grace. Don’t be surprised if you come away a little awestruck.

‘So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.’ (Hebrews 4v16 – )





How do you react when someone says something rude or mean to you? Honestly, I’m often tempted to shoot something straight back and take them down with an angry response. Here’s some wisdom from Proverbs that’s really, really helped me:

‘A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare’ (Proverbs 15:1)

It’s so true! This has helped me get out of potentially ugly scenes in traffic, at home, all kinds of places. A gentle answer is so effective at calming everyone down. Since our mouths speak from our hearts it’s worth asking the Spirit to help us grow gentleness there too.

Proverbs 15 here:

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Anger Digging Into You?

Must I forgive someone even if they keep on hurting me?

‘Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ (Luke 23vs34)

No-one had asked Jesus for forgiveness. In fact, His enemies are in the midst of killing Him in one of the most inhumane ways known to man. But He calls out forgiveness for them anyways.

My friend Rob had this picture of two hooks joined by some fishing gut. One hook in you and one in the person who wronged you. Forgiveness is like taking the hook out of yourself and handing it to God. God will still deal with the other person but you are refusing to be hurt any more by the wrong that has been done.

Are there hooks hurting you? Anyone you need to release right now?

Luke 23 here: