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Prescription for the Perturbed– Bible First-Aid from A to Z

Prescription for the Perturbed– Bible First-Aid from A to Z

God calls us to love, even if life tests our patience. Nope, make that people, in particular. People push our buttons and test our patience. (Yes, I know that’s a two-way street. And I’m perpetually sorry to those whose patience I have personally tried. It’s inevitable that we do.)

We are simply gonna be piqued, pained, and provoked.

No matter how much we aim to love others, we will occasionally be perturbed. Maybe it’s the poor driver on the turnpike, the slow customer in front of us in the checkout line, or the neighbor who lets his dog bark in the yard at all hours.

What do we do about it?

The end of a matter is better than its beginning.
    So it’s better to be patient than proud.
Don’t become angry quickly.
    Anger lives in the hearts of foolish people.
(Ecclesiastes 7:8-9, New International Readers Version)

Thank God He does not hold grudges, even though we give Him every right to be perturbed with us.

Instead, He forgives all who call out to Him in truth.

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
 his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.
(Psalm 30:4-5, Revised Standard Version)

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  1. Hello, my friend. Thank you for the very apt reminder. It is true that, as humans, we tend to get overly aggravated with the little things that get in our way and impede what we consider to be important progress. Best regards to you, Ruby

  2. Very true and important lesson today! Yet not easy to practice. I will continue on the journey of not being Perturbed by the neighbors dog barking just as I am almost asleep. :) Thanks for the reminder. Best Regards, Wendy

  3. Happy UBC and A-Z Challenge! I love your alliteration! Patience is definitely not always an easy thing to master.

  4. I needed this reminder, thank you!

  5. I could use many lessons in patience. I am lacking in this skill.
    Shawn at Laughing at Life 2

  6. Enjoyed your play with P. Could I ask which Bible you prefer? A-Z