Keeping the peace with words
We can all get annoyed at some point, some more than others and most times we regret our harsh words especially when we’ve hurt someone’s feelings. How many times have you spoken out and then regretted it? Even worse, how many times have you been stubborn and not apologised? Whether it was a quick outburst or a long rant, whether you apologised straight away or carried resentment for months or years, once the words have been spoken, they can’t be taken back and cannot be undone, no matter how many times you say sorry.
I don’t say this to make you feel bad, I wouldn’t do that. Just putting the thought in your head that next time you feel annoyed, stressed, insulted, angry – whatever negative feeling you have, pause the moment and be quiet. Wait a few moments. Walk away if you can. Think about God. Think about scripture, particularly Proverbs 15:1. Try to let the anger subside. The best time to start speaking those soft words is now.
If you haven’t found Jesus yet, maybe now is the time to start praying and seek the LORD.
Peace and love to you all
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