Ephesians 4:26 "Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger."
You get angry. I get angry. We get angry. Why? Because something that we believe or value has been challenged. We can believe that we have certain rights and those rights have been violated. This is a slippery slope for a Christian because we have surrendered out rights to Christ and are now hidden with Christ in God. We surrendered our right to eternal separation from God because of our sin and we exchanged those rights with the rights of Christ and eternity.
We do get angry though. It's never the "anger" part that is the issue. It is the dealing with the anger part that becomes the issue. Either you deal with it or you don't. You deal with it before the sun goes down and it will never be able to take root and become sin in your life. If you don't deal with it, it takes root and then becomes a big deal. It impacts your relationship with God. It impacts your relationships with others and it impacts your ability to see and know God's will. A cycle begins that leads you away from your purpose of loving God will all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.
There was a situation in my past as a child and the way my dad was fired from the church where he was on staff. It hurt my dad so much that he never got back in ministry vocationally, however he stayed at that church and volunteered....and still does to this day. There is a lot to this story. I allowed the hurt to turn into anger which turned into bitterness which I actually took out on God and was on a vicious downward spiral which lasted for years. It culminated with my drinking buddy taking his own life and me seeing that my life was out of control and I was on a collision course with death. I recognized that my anger and bitterness had in turn given the very people who hurt me the greatest power and control of my life....I was angry and them for hurting my dad and I was actually hurting myself with my poor decisions.
Please don't go down this road. Don't let anger turn into sin and please don't let anger lead you to self-destructive patterns of behavior. Be encouraged and