Forgiveness For Angry Men

Do you want to be forgiven for your anger?

This is Vince Miller.

Our text today is from Ephesians 4:31-32. It reads:

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. — Ephesians 4:31-32

There’s enough anger in our world today. You can see it and hear it everywhere. Angry people are all around you if you stop to look. And while you are free to live, act, and speak this way, doing this has a lasting impact on others. So why not address the real issue — the heart? Your heart.

Could it be that some aspects of “bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander” live deep within your heart? Could it be time to let it go and forgive your former spouse, your current boss, your father’s shortcomings, and maybe even the grudge you hold within yourself?

Instead, use the freedom and words you are given to “be kind and forgive.” Do so from a genuine and “tender heart.” After all, Christ showed you how to do this by first “forgiving you.” But to live this way, you are going to have to accept his forgiveness. And from deep well, you will be able to forgive others as well.

Here is your call to action today:

Accept Christ’s forgiveness for all your anger. And then forgive others like Christ forgave you.

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And live all for him, who lived all in for you!

55 thoughts on “Forgiveness For Angry Men

  1. Carlos Cotto says:

    Jesus, I accept your forgiveness for all my anger and the hurt I caused others. Empower me to forgive others as you have forgiven me by the Power of Your Holy Spirit! Amen!

  2. Randall says:

    Thank you Jesus for giving me so many second chances. Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit which stays with me. Yes I feel convicted when I have wrongfully expressed anger, but thank you for helping me to seek forgiveness from the people I have wronged. And thank you for forgiving me and staying with me Jesus.

    • Paul P says:

      Jesus, I pray for my brother Craig that he would see himself as you see him. I pray that he would accept forgiveness from you and extend forgiveness to himself. Jesus, we accept your death on the cross as full payment for the sins committed against us as well as the sins we have committed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  3. Jason Guillory says:

    I know Jesus forgives me for all sins I have committed or ever will commit. I know it’s not an open invitation to do whatever I want, just because he’ll forgive me if I ask. The hardest thing for me, is allowing myself to forgive me for the sins or wrongs I’ve done on my life. Thank you Jesus, for your uncoditional love, mercy, and grace!

  4. Carlos Cotto says:

    I accept Gods love for me. Thank for forgiving for all my sins. Anger, resentment, bitterness, and envy. In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. Dave says:

    I accept Christ’s forgiveness for any anger or bitterness I may still feel for my former wife and father. There is no room in my heart for these kind of feelings. I forgive them both as Christ has forgiven me.

  6. tinellisd says:

    There are so many things I don’t know how to let god forgive me. I forgive my father, for all my stupid things I have been mad about. I have spent the last month struggling with my anger with my boss. So much of my time has been wasted with this festering anger. I want so much more for those around me. It is all selfish, and it is not who I want to be.

  7. Nathaniel R Parker says:

    I forgive the pastor and church that put such a hurt in my heart and pushed me away from the church and God. I know it was man that hurt me and not God.

  8. Greg Naugle says:

    I need to forgive my family who lives far away but hasn’t ever put forth a regular concentrated effort to build relationships with my family, wife and kids.

  9. Davejim says:

    I need to forgive my girlfriends daughter for breaking us up. I had fault in it myself. I need to forgive myself I became a person I was not because off blaming others

  10. jtmchef says:

    I need to let the anger and resentment I feel towards my wife and kids related to how they communicate/interact with me (Or not) I need to ask for forgiveness from them and God.

  11. Matthew says:

    I need to forgive more quickly my wife when we miscommunication about schedule, parenting, anything really. God tested me in this earlier today before leaving for the office. We talked at lunch, apologized to each other and forgave each other

  12. Keith Thompson says:

    I Need to first forgive myself for all the wrong i have done to God, for not facing my sins and dealing with them as he showed them to me. i also need to forgive my former wife for the shutting me out of her life when things didn’t meet her expectations and forcing me to live in solitude. my children for blaming me for everything that they did wrong after the divorce of their mother. for all other unresolved forgivness i have but cant recall i also forgive them too.

  13. Roger says:

    Forgiveness of my past failures and regrets as a man of God, a husband to my former spouse, as a leader in my church by my action or inability to act in those moments that I could have acted wearing all those different hats. May God continue to make the ‘old’ me new as stated in His scripture and by His promises and truth. In Jesus Name. Amen!

  14. John says:

    God thank you for your love, patience and forgiveness. Please continue to work in and though me to heal myself and the relationships around me. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control are all fruits of the spirit that can be so difficult to come by this day and age. Help me to use these as guiding principals and help me to feel your presence during my daily struggles. Thank you Vince for these words about forgiveness and impressing on us the importance of being slow to anger and that we need to heal from the inside out before we can really be the change God wants us to be.

  15. Sean Swift says:

    I need to forgive myself. A lot of my anger is because I blame myself for a lot of the shortcomings in my relationships with my family.
    I pray that God forgives me for those sins and the anger I carry because of them

  16. Jack says:

    I need to forgive a contractor who really costs me a lot of money and anxiety on a job he was hired to do. Unfortunately, he took on more than he was capable of doing.

  17. Jeremiah Jolley says:

    I get angry at work for having to do the work of others, in the name of saving time. I’m sure there are other things also

  18. Nick says:

    I need to forgive my father for always second guessing everything I’ve ever done

  19. Dennis says:

    I need to forgive others when they hurt me or slight me. And a real forgiveness not just words.

  20. Dean says:

    I need to forgive others even when I am sure I am right. Knowing that tomorrow it will make little to no difference in my life. It is only hurting me and my relationship with others and God. “Love God, love others, nothing else matters.”

  21. James Gould says:

    I have carried anger for my entire life, starting early childhood. It almost seems to be part the oxygen molecule needed for me to live. I am so tired of it. I always feel like everyone is out against me. I need to forgive those who I FEEL are not seeing things my way. I need forgiveness and the ability to accept things as the are. They are the way God intended them to be, and he has always forgiven me for my sins. THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT !!

  22. Trent C Rakes says:

    I need to forgive those around me for their bad choices and realize that everyone grows at their own pace and in God’s time.

  23. Dennis James says:

    I need to continue to practice forgiveness even when I feel that I was correct in the situation.

  24. Mark says:

    I need to truly forgive those who have harmed me in the past and to continue forgiving myself for the choices I’ve made in my selfish desires of the flesh.

    • Eddie Ackerman says:

      well said brother Mark, I need to do the same for myself and accept that when I have repented, God forgives me too.

  25. Alexander Riddle says:

    I need to forgive others of setting me up to fail and causing me to have an emotional background. I have struggled to let it go.

  26. Jody Jones says:

    I need to forgive those who have hurt me in the past! God forgive me for my unforgivness..

  27. Steve L says:

    I need to continue to forgive the neighbours that wrongly accused my wife (in public) of everything under the sun when they had a disagreement over the inclusion of an event at a women’s retreat. Although I’ve done it many times, the sight of them continues to boil my blood.

  28. Duane Mack says:

    I need to forgive my ex wife Olivia for leaving me when I needed her most. 2. I need to forgive myself for not getting the help I need to deal with this when it happened

  29. Tom J says:

    I need to forgive friends and family who I feel have forgotten about me as I’m still grieving the death of my wife over nine months ago…

  30. Jesse Skytland says:

    Forgiving other folks whom have harmed me is what I need to let go and work on with my forgiveness with them. I also need to forgive myself in the process for terminally negative wrongful doings that have been accompanied by internal inner actions.

  31. Cory B says:

    I need to forgive those who tell me how I feel or tell me the intent behind my words or actions. Usually based on my past relationships. Nothing sets me off faster than that. I also need to be mindful of what I am doing and saying.

  32. Eddie Morales says:

    Pray for me, as I need to forgive myself for my wrong doing, sinful ways intentionally did daily, so our Lord forgives me.

  33. Kevin Allex says:

    I need to forgive those that bullied me in middle school and high school. I need to forgive drivers that are rude, careless, and self centered. I need to forgive the couple guys at work that feel it’s ok to talk or be on their phones most the day instead of doing their job.
    Please Father, release me from the bondage and anger this causes me.

  34. Bob Olsen says:

    I need to forgive Jeanine for her desire to end our friendship because she accuses me of not respecting the boundaries that I agreed to; about not attending River Valley Church-City Campus.

  35. W. James Anderson says:

    Well….I’m not sure what to say on this one. My main beef against anyone is their misunderstanding of a situation or me and acting like it’s fact. Failing to communicate in order to understand. They lean on their own understanding and that’s good enough for them. They make themselves the authority when their not. They discard or sweep aside those that don’t get with ‘the program’. Implying they are to be followed when all their really doing is forming a man made click. The Body of Christ does the same thing. All I really desire is if God is real, if He has a plan and if that plan can be known…. That’s what I want. It’s then a matter of where I land in the reality of His purposes. I need to extend forgiveness for sure. I just can’t sweep certain things under the rug. Even when I feel I have forgiven it’s not like some magic remedy that erases other things. Thanks Vince for these devos and I need to connect with men that know what their talking about. I don’t know you personally or anyone in this group but appreciate the chance to comment. Thanks to all the other guys involved in this devo. Peace🌺💀’s and🌈’s🌺

  36. Dennis James says:

    I need to forgive those who have not loved me the way that I feel they should have.

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