He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
- Proverbs 16:32
Have you ever had someone wrong you and hurt you so deeply that you mull it over in your head for days or even weeks?
Maybe you think about getting even or having some heated words with them if you had the chance.
It might seem normal to air your grievances in today's world, especially given how common it is on social media.
You may reason with yourself that you have every right to tell people exactly how you feel.
But, when we react in anger, we damage relationships and our witness for Christ.
It is always better, to respond like Christ.
He was always patient, loving, forgiving, praying for those who persecuted Him. You may be thinking, “but you don’t know what they did to me” But your heavenly father does.
He desires to give you peace amid your hurt. That only comes when we trust Him and follow His ways.
Today’s prayer: “Jesus, please help me forgive those who have sinned against me. Give me freedom and peace through forgiveness. While, I do not excuse the hurt done to me, I do entrust it to you to handle.” Amen.