For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want (Galatians 5:17).
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other (Galatians 5:22-26).
God has emotions, and since we are created in His likeness, we too have emotions. Without them, we would not have the ability to love and sympathize with others. Emotions are normal and can be healthy, but when negative emotions bubble up, they can destroy relationships.
For some, controlling emotions is difficult. We all know someone whose emotions can come out in very destructive ways. As Christians, we are told that we must learn to manage our emotions. There is a time and a place to release our negative emotions and we should learn when and where that is. When negative emotions arise, it might be a good idea to take a deep breath and tell your emotions to line up with The Holy Spirit. Paul tells us that the fruit of the Spirit includes self-control.
If you are struggling with managing your emotions, pray and ask God to help you manage your emotions. Ask others to help you and pray for you. Ask a trusted friend to hold you accountable. As you grow in Christ, controlling emotions will become easier and easier. When we deny ourselves, we can learn to disarm our destructive emotions and foster healthy relationships.
Be blessed in all you do!
Your brother in Christ,