Gentle spirit? Often things don't go right and we come to a moment of choice; of "staying or running." "Staying" may mean dealing with things, calming down and moving on while "running" often results in anger, frustration, even a cuss word or two. Just how are Christians to react in the face of disturbances in our daily routine? When we look at the DOW averages, what does God want us to do?
Think about it. When a Christian faces trouble, a Christian needs to look away from the trouble and at God, for He is near. It's a "staying or running away" choice.
God’s Word tells us: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything . . .” (Philippians 4:4-6).
We can chose to stay and feel God's comforting hand on our shoulder or we can run away to the devil, the lord of the curse and the evil tongue. It doesn't take courage; it takes a willingness to chose.
“Heavenly Father, When bad things happen to us, please Lord keep us from reacting in an ungodly way, Swearing may bring pleasure for a moment, but there is something, better that can bring pleasure for a lifetime. In Jesus name, Amen!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com