As a young man I would get angry; the red-faced, veins bulging, sweating, I want to put my fist through something kind of anger. One day my wife and I had an argument, and I got angry. As I passed by a mirror, I stopped and looked at myself, what happened to me? My face was red, my veins were bulging, and there was sweat dripping down my arms. Who did this to me? Nobody had hit me, nobody had even touched me. And I had not touched my wife. In that moment I realized it was all me. Do I or do I not have control of this body of mine? I looked again in the mirror and turned off the anger. No mental gymnastics, no argument was worth this, no matter how right I thought I was. This verse has helped me through the years. Philippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.” Thank You God.

Lord, forgive me for that anger, help me gently care for others.

I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.

—Robin

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