Updated: Mar 10
We know inside ourselves what it says in Proverbs 15:1 ‘A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger’ (ESV). Yet on occasion we can’t stop ourselves from causing or participating in an argument.
Most of the time when we lose our temper, it’s not the argument at the time which is the cause. There is usually always something behind the something. Frustration at work, receiving bad news, feeling unwell, it all takes its toll, then a flash point comes and whoosh it all comes out.
Having an outlet for the frustrations of life does reduce how many times per month that you lose your temper. There are stressful things going on for most people and finding peace in the storm of life is difficult. Why not try communicating how you feel to a loved before losing your temper over something that didn’t need an argument.
Arguments bring hurt, silence, communication and forgiveness bring peace.
Lord, help me turn my frustrations in life into joy, into peace and love, Amen.
Action Point If you have blown a fuse recently, rebuild the relationship with the person you lost it with - life is too short.
(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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