‘”Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath…’ – Ephesians 4:26

This is because anger is such a strong emotion that it can affect us physcially, mentally and spiritually. When we sleep, our bodies are given time to rejuvenate. If we are harboring anger within us, our bodily functions will be affected resulting in many different complications.

‘For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us’ – Romans 8:18

Therefore, suffering for the will of God, provides an opportunity to get closer to God and can sometimes serve as a test of faith. You cannot wholeheartedly say or know that you aren’t a thief until you’ve been put in a position to steal and didn’t do it. Similarly, we won’t know we truly have faith until we are put in a situation that requires us to exercise it.