When is it O.K. to be angry?

You get treated unfairly at work and you get angry. Your teenage son does not want to go to church with the family and you yell, saying angry words. Then you feel guilty about getting angry. Is feeling angry a sin? No, anger in itself is not wrong, but why we get angry and what we do in our anger can be sinful. It is not wrong to be angry with being treated unfairly at work. But in your anger, complaining to your co- workers or maybe storming in the manager’s office to tell him what he can do with his stupid job would be wrong. Calmly talking to your manager and explaining how you feel, asking the manager why this was done to you, and then listening would be a better option.

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

And when your son does not want to go to church, ask him why, try to understand from his perspective. Maybe there are some problems that both of you can fix. Gently remind him that he still lives under your roof and that he will be going to church with the family.

Simply put: do not get angry often, and when you do, keep control and do not sin.

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.

Ephesians 4:26-27

When is it O.K. to be angry? When a wrong has been committed. But be careful how you react and your anger must end by the end of the day.