"You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness."
James 1:19-20 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: I’ll be transparent here, this verse was NOT the verse that was in line for a Verse of the Day, but I chose this because this is what I’m dealing with and trying to work through today. Today has been one of those days where you just want to either go back to bed until the next day gets here or just skip the day altogether. I’ve been attacked on just about every side. Work, my school, kids’ school, and more. It seems like nothing is going right. My problem is mostly because I am focusing on the problem right now instead of the solution which is God. I’m allowing myself to get all worked up instead of remaining steady in Christ. When we let our circumstances overwhelm us, our sense of peace goes right out the window. But if we just take a breath or two and meditate on God, He will bring peace to us. Even in the few moments I’ve been putting my thoughts into this post I have noticed a change in my demeanor (and my blood pressure). Let’s do our best to not let things distract us from God’s goodness. Take a moment. Take a few breaths. Return to your source of peace.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we will be on guard for distractions and circumstances that could disconnect us from God’s peace. That we would be wise in what we allow to affect us from day to day (or moment to moment). I pray that we would always remember and remain connected to our heavenly Father, who is the source of all good things.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…