Every day we will face trials and tribulations. Have you ever had your life threatened? Have you ever been bullied? How do we respond when we are confronted?
Your answer can either compound a problem or squash it. If you’re an angry person, you may be tempted to react. If your heart is full of frustrations, you may cause more problems than you solve. Proverbs tells us that “An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.” (Proverbs 29:22)
We need to make sure we defuse our temper before it explodes in our face. Our answers come from our heart, so we have to make sure our hearts are healed.
Over the years we have found that the only way to have a gentle answer is to ensure that we live healed. This is possible when we forgive.
Today as we face all life brings our way remember that “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)
Mike and Daphne