“A gentle answer turns away wrath” Proverbs 15:1
Ministering grace in a time of need.
That’s what I desire of this blog, my Facebook page, and Twitter comments. Granted, I’ve strayed from those at times, but the Lord pulls me back. Back to Grace. Back to Him.
With that in mind, I wish to share a post by Christian counselor and teacher, Ed Welch, which I pray will minister grace to someone today. Whether at work, in church, your marriage, family, or in friendship, the Lord may call you to respond correctly to someone’s anger, justified or not. The Proverbs and our Lord’s example gives us the Ultimate guideline on how to respond to situations of every kind, and this article elaborates on some of those.
Here’s an excerpt that spoke to me, but please check out the article in its entirety HERE: How to Disarm an Angry Person | CCEF
Track the life of Jesus and you will see that he was never angry because of the insults and derision of the religious leaders. He never took the attacks of others personally. That’s what happens when you live to enhance the Father’s reputation, you empty yourself of any interest in your own personal honor and reputation, and you love other people more than they love you. That’s what happens when you know that your Father is the perfect judge, so you don’t have to be the judge pro tem.
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:23)
Divest yourself of all the things you desire and cherish for yourself. Do you want love? Toss it and keep only the necessities, such as the desire to love. Do you need respect and understanding? It will only be an encumbrance. Get rid of it.