The Lord Is Compassionate And Gracious Essay

763 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. (Psalm 103:8)

Slow to anger is something our culture doesnt seem to quite grasp in the days of violence in the world of non-christians and christians. How fast are we to get angry when someone jumps in front of us at the grocery store or cuts us off on the freeway?
The holiday season it seems as though anger stews within mass amounts of people, anger towards not having enough, anger towards loved ones stemming from unforgiveness, and even anger towards God from many whom have lost loved ones and cant see the Why He see’s.

In this season of the year I find that with my Spirit eyes I see beyond the surface of everyones smiles and the Lord has shown me the anger simmering within alot of His children.
Anger was a big part of my life as well, I was hot tempered, my tounge was a sword of vicious and hateful words, as well as a pool for gossip to flow out of.
As I sat in the secret place I would ask the Holy Spirit to reveal hidden doors within my soul that were causes for these deep rooted anger issues. Every single one of them stemmed from a hurt or a terrible painful encounter I had went through as I was growing up and even grown. After the Lord would reveal these areas to me I would cry and ask Him to come in and heal those wounds, however I found that when I usually asked this He would comfort me and then no sooner would I get put into a situation that required me to display patience and kindness…

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