I get so upset at this woman at work because she is always cutting me and my other co-workers down. I get so upset that it consumes me and I don’t feel like staying on my program. Do you have a suggestion?
Absolutely. Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness. In the Bible it says, how many times must I forgive? 7×70. Forgiveness is a godly way of life. I personally do not have the heart naturally to forgive, I ask that from the Lord. When someone offends me I ask God, “Please Lord, help me forgive that person.” I ask this over and over until I truly feel it in my heart. I also pray for that person that they may know Gods peace and that He too, may forgive them. Sometimes I choke on the words because I don’t want to pray for the person that hurt me. If, I do it anyway, and practice that forgiveness, I find myself developing true compassion for that person and thus being able to look them in the eye and generally care for them. When I can replace my anger with love through the help of the Lord, I am in a healthier, better place.
Lamentations 3:32 NKJ “Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies.”