There is nothing wrong with being angry. Anger is a wonderful emotion, to show us that something is wrong. Typically, one of the primary emotions, like fear or sadness, can be found underneath the anger. … In contrast to fear and sadness, anger can provide a surge of energy and make us feel more in charge, rather than feeling vulnerable or helpless. According to James 3:2-8, we must not sin when we feel angry. .
Here is an object lesson to teach your children about self-control when we are angry.
James 3:7-8 “7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”
Fill up a clear glass of water almost to the top with warm water. Place the glass in a baking dish — for overflow. Next, add a few drops of food coloring, and 3-4 drops of dish soap into the glass. Now sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of baking soda on top. THE FUN PART — pour vinegar into the glass. OVERFLOW!!
Explain to the children that we are the water, and the baking soda is our anger. The vinegar is our self-control, and if we don’t control it — we will sin in our anger.
God’s plan is better — stop, PRAY, and walk away!
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