Do you feel like some of these chapters hit a little bit closer to home than others? This one sure hit home for me. One little thing said or done sets me off and the minute it is over you are wondering, where did that come from? Anger itself is not a sin, the management of it is.
Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
When we begin to feel ourselves getting agitated, irritable, or tired, at that moment we need to remove ourselves from the situation. Take a couple of deep breaths, pray in the Holy Ghost, scream out “Jesus take the wheel!” Whatever it takes to not respond. Psalms tells us to be slow to anger. We don’t have to be right, get a dig in, get our point across, etc. God will see to that.
Don't let strife infect you. Be a peace manufacturer. - p. 124
If we want peace, we have to pursue it. Zip your lip! I know it is hard, but we can do it. Let’s make a conscious decision to pursue peace no matter what we think it will cost us. The only thing we lose is strife, bitterness, anger, and resentment. What we can is peace and blessings.
We can do it! Yes we can!