PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Mar
28

The Fruit of Patience

Richard Waialeale

Scripture
Psalms 39:1-3 (NIV)
1 I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence."2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
Observation
You can not talk about patience without talking about anger because that's what patience is "Slow to get angry."
Knowing how to manage your anger. Anger is not wrong.God has given you the capacity to get angry. But it must be managed and it’s has to be controlled. Anger out of control is destructive. But anger in control is an asset.
Application
David writes in this Psalm, don't respond impulsively. Delay is a tremendous tool and a great remedy in anger. I'm not talking about delay, save your anger for weeks and months and years. That's called resentment and it doesn't work.But the anger delayed I’m talking about is when it gives you time to cool down. And when you give it some time it calms you down. The longer you hold your temper, the more it improves. It gives you some time to think about what you're angry about and reflect on it. Someone once said, “It’s better to be silent and thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Prayer
Lord I seek You for times when I need to wait and delay before blowing up. I take some time to seek you for peace, comfort and wholeness. Lord I pray that I be transformed into the person you want me to be, In Jesus Name. Amen.

Devotions for March 28

Judges 4,5
Psalm 39,41
1 Corinthians 13

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