“Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 4:4-5)
The sweet psalmist of Israel advises how to avoid sin when your heart is provoked. When you are agitated and anger is looking for a place to abide in your heart, choose a different course. Meditate on God and do not sin. Ponder the calming assurance of God’s favor and blessings as you pillow your head. Instead of giving in to anger’s loss of self-control, pause and redirect your energy toward righteousness.
When you are tempted to be angry toward others, speak graciously and act peaceably toward them. Calm your soul, avoid the sin of anger and put your trust in the Lord.