It was in chapter 10 verse 24 that I read, “Correct me, Lord, but only with justice, not in Your anger, lest You reduce me to nothing.” In other words, Lord I want to learn but please be gentle. Continue to help me grow, mold me, but do it slow.
Recently, I have been struggling with wacky hormones. I am not myself. It is embarrassing. I want to tell everyone that it is not really me, it is hormones, but that would just be weird.
I wish everyone would overlook my wacky emotions or irrational responses. I want others to know who I am and not judge me based on today.
As much as I want others to give me the benefit of the doubt, so I need to do to others. This is where this verse hit me. I pray like Jeremiah, keep working on me Lord, but be nice, be patient. And He is.
What about all the people in my life, am I nice and patient with them? Do I remind myself that I don’t know what they are dealing with that might be making them not be the sweetest today? Do I consistently love others justly and not get angry?
Lord, forgive me for wanting patience and kindness from You, but not giving that to others. Give me Your eyes to see others as You see them. Remind me that I don’t know what they are dealing with and that everyone could use a little more love in their day. Love through me.