18 Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.
Good morning and happy Monday!
For those of you in the Americas and in Europe, if you didn’t know, the second-largest audience of this podcast sits just across the world, and they are currently navigating through one of the hardest seasons. They’ve been hit with back-to-back typhoons. So before we dive into today’s short and sweet verse, I wanted to address my friends in the Philippines – we will also close out in prayer for you.
Friends, please know that I am praying for you. Thank you to those of you who’ve reached out for prayer. Please know your country is in my heart. Please know that I am praying for those who’ve lost their lives in the last few weeks. I am praying for your cities that have been knocked down. I am praying for your people who’ve been displaced.
Patience Brings Peace
I like this little nugget of wisdom. It really brings a sense of perspective to the everyday. We know this to be true. We know when we are fighting our friends and family, and our tempers get out of control, we are bound to start arguments that can leave both parties offended for some time.
I just wanted to remind you today that patience brings peace.
So have some patience with those around you. Have some patience when you are educating others. Have patience when others are educating you. Have patience when you are driving to work.
If you approached even situations level-headed and with patience, you would find your life to be filled with joy. So much JOY.
That is the kind of Monday I am after, and I hope you are too.
Jesus, thank you for another Monday and a new start to a beautiful week. Today we are praying for the Philippines – Lord, we know we live in a fallen world, and natural disasters occur in all places. But lord, our friends need you now more than ever. Please show them you are there. Let it be known that you are with them. The enemy wants them to think they are alone in this world, but they are not. You are there with them. It can be seen through kind neighbors, rescue teams, and generous donations from other parts of the world. Lord, cover them. Protect them. I pray we all have a beautiful day filled with patience and, ultimately, joy. If there is even an ounce of temper in us, tame it, lord. We give it to you. We surrender our anger to you, and we ask that you replace it with only the JOY you can give us. It is in your Holy Name that we pray, Amen!