The Bible is littered with references to anger, and though righteous anger is a good thing, Scripture is clear that Christians are to forgive and not let anger consume them.
Here are 10 Bible verses that may help you if you're struggling with unresolved anger:
Ephesians 4.31-32: "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."
Ephesians 4.26: "In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold."
James 1.19-20: "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."
Galatians 6.1-2: "Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted."
Proverbs 15.18:"A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel."
Ecclesiastes 7.9:"Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools."
Colossians 3.13: "Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Hebrews 12.15: "See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many."
1 Corinthians 13.4-6: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth."
Matthew 5.9: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."