I can be indignant at the way people relate with me. I want God to deal with them but when I see how the Lord has dealt with me I see gentleness.
There he has broken the fiery arrows of the enemy, the shields and swords and weapons of war.Psalm 76:3
I am interrupted while telling someone of an injustice. I think that I am so right, but maybe the Lord is breaking my fiery arrow! The interruption gives me space to regain God’s perspective and let the subject go.
At the blast of your breath, O God of Jacob, their horses and chariots lay still.Psalm 76:6
In my agitation can I hear the voice of God suggesting a road of peace? Can I allow him to still me from my indignation?
God is honored in Judah; his name is great in Israel.Psalm 76:1
When I have listened and resisted the temptation to lash out, I have later discovered that it was good that he had intervened. I am left in awe at God’s greatness.
Can I learn from the way God has acted in my life and pray for a similar intervention into the lives of those who I feel are wrong, maybe even other dear children of God?
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so very, very applicable and good!!!