“I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.” –God (Hosea 11:9)
Comment: One of the wonderful differences between God & man is God’s absolute mastery over his emotions; especially when it comes to anger.
Prayer: Lord, you are holy. You have not nor will you burst out in fury; lashing out in in out-of-control anger. It’s not your nature.
Lord, you are patient. You are longsuffering even with those who are determined not to acknowledge you.
May my heart grow; may my compassion increase. Lord, may I be known as someone who is full of kindness, goodness & gentleness like you.
Forgive me, Lord. Forgive me. I get angry too quickly. Then I either openly give full vent to my anger or grow sulky & quiet. Regardless, it always hurts those around me. I’m sorry Lord. How ugly my impatience must look to you! How it must provoke you!
Please, continue to be merciful to me. With your faithful help I will grow. I will put off the old Charlie; my irritable self and put on the new Charlie created & sustained by you, Christ Jesus, my Lord.
May this transformation be a sign to those around me of your insatiable desire & ability to beautify all things.
You are my glory & the lifter up of my head.
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