Psalms 4:4 (NKJV)
‘Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.’
One way not to sin when we are angry is to practice the discipline of stillness and meditation. Anger is a fire that consumes and when the fire is lit, it spreads very quickly. Sometimes, anger is expressed so quickly that the flames consume both he who is angry and he to whom anger is directed. But anger can be controlled and directly and managed.
When angry, go into a quiet state, a quiet place; go to your room. Enter isolation. Be still. Don’t act, don’t respond, don’t speak. Reflect and meditate on why you are angry and what possible wrong actions you might make in such a state. If we can find grace to withdraw, be still and meditate, we will not fall into the trap of sin that is so often associated with anger.
You can do it. You can beat the sin that lurks within anger. Embrace stillness and meditation on God; and watch the embers of anger slowly dissipate.
‘O Lord, I know I often fall into saying the wrong things and doing the wrong things when am angry. So I ask for the heavenly grace that will grant me the discipline to be silent and withdraw to meditate, whenever I am angry. I know anger will come Lord; I only pray you will help me at that moment not to respond to anger but to respond to you. In Jesus name, I plead. Amen.’