Am I angry? What do you think? We can’t even meet our most basic needs, and I can’t get help anywhere. It’s like no one even cares.

Yes, I’m angry—very angry about everything!

It’s frustrating when we experience a major loss of control in our lives as we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic. When we have unmet needs that we can’t or don’t know how to resolve, feelings of insecurity and fear increase. These conditions fuel our anger, building up inside us to a point at which it can become destructive.

Anger isn’t wrong. Even God gets angry. But his anger is different from ours, and he wants us to learn from him.

The L ORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
Psalm 103:8–10

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
James 1:19–20

“In your anger do not sin” … Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:26, 31–32

God knows our pain, frustration, and anger. We don’t have to hide these feelings from Him.

But he also asks us to restrain our anger, so that we don’t lash out and hurt other people and fall short of God’s desire for us.

Share your anger with God and ask him to help you walk faithfully in all circumstances.

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