In this audio talk, David Powlison maintains that anger is not an internal “thing” that you simply take hold of an manage. Instead, anger is how you, a flawed and in-redemption-person live with respect to a flawed world in which the Redeemer is at work. Powlison offers six questions to help orient specific struggles with anger: 1.) What pushes your buttons?; 2.) How do you react?; 3.) What are your buttons? – What did you want and not receive?; 4.) What does God say? – The living God acts in the world and speaks to us; 5.) Faith: hearing and turning; and 6.) Love: responding in attitude and action. Powlison elaborates on practical steps to move forward in dealing with anger.
Key Scriptures: Psalm 23, 40; John 15