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Does God expect from us to never get cross and angry?

This is a very interesting question. Of all the things in the human heart, anger can be one of the most intense, destructive, and unhealthy emotions that we can experience. If your anger is not handled in the proper way, it may lead to drastic consequences. When faced with abuse of any sort, be it verbal, physical or emotional, does God expect us to keep quiet and just go on?
When you start reliving the situation over and over in your head, try to justify it…then it detracts your focus that should be on God. Tossing and turning at night, thinking why is this happening does no good. Anger may be caused by various factors like pressures of work, family or even from being the innocent victim of another’s wrong-doing. Left unresolved, it can make you a bitter person and you become someone that others do not want to associate with. Anger creates an intense desire to do onto others that has hurt you and made you angry.
How do we then react? Is it possible to always be calm and sweet and just to let it go? I honestly think that God will understand if we get angry, it is a normal reaction. However, how we react is what makes the difference.
Regardless of the reason for anger, in the word of God there are answers on what causes anger, examples of good (righteous) and bad (unrighteous) anger. It also shows how we should deal with it as Christians. Our earnest prayer should be that God changes our heart as we allow Him to mould us into a vessel fit for His Kingdom. In our lives we will be provoked and judged by others, but your attitude is determined by your altitude, meaning your right standing with God depends on your relationships with Him.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
When we are in a situation and we know it is not right and it is standing in our way of having Godly peace of mind, then it is not in God’s will. Sometimes we stand in God’s way by trying to do His work. We want to sort out the problem ourselves, and then the human nature takes over. We start to move in our own will and then the pawpaw hits the fan.
Sometimes in our lives we have to do things we do not want to do, because it will hurt others, but to be in God’s will is more important than to have favour with people. If you hear God’s whisper what to do, and you don’t, and it all goes wrong (which it will), then we are to blame, not God. We cannot proclaim Him one day as our Saviour and praise Him, and the next day blame Him and accuse Him of not caring. He loves us all the same! He is a loving God that loves us all the same, however how we react towards Him is the difference.
I pray that you will find wisdom, peace and comfort in knowing that there is a time for everything.
Ecclesiastes 3 -To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

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