He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. ~ Proverbs 16:32 KJV
Does this mean we need to control our anger? Absolutely! But it is very specific in what it’s saying. It says that a person who is able to control his anger is mighty and a person who rules his spirit is mightier than a person who takes over a city.
We live in a fallen world and there are lots of challenges we face daily. That is for sure! But when we are able to control our emotions dealing with anger the Bible tells us that we are very strong. If you experienced this before you will agree this is very empowering. The other person can be out of control yelling but you are calm as a butterfly. You see things clearly and you can answer in a tone that is peaceful. The Lord says this is mighty.
Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Count to ten and try not to respond so quickly. Let the Holy Spirit take over and you will be amazed. It will be like looking at yourself from the outside and wondering who is this person.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. ~ James 3:16 KJV
When you are controlling your anger you are not allowing the enemy to do his work in you or around you. This is important! Be at peace and think before you speak. You are defeating the power of darkness and he must flee from you.