Daily Devotionals

February 21st, 2024

Let Go of the Small Things

“Sensible (wise) people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.” Proverbs 19:11 (NLT)

Sometimes a lot of progress can be lost due to a very small transgression if it becomes the focus. It is wise to reconsider pouncing on a small offense. Context means a lot. Perhaps your wife comes home from a hard day at work and is a little irritable at first. You may be technically justified in addressing it, but it’s not likely to be a win for either of you. If you choose to hold your tongue, you are showing that you are considering her circumstances and not just keeping a record of offenses. You would be much better off asking her about her day and helping to make her evening more enjoyable.

Pray: “God, thank you that you have forgiven me my sin.  Teach me to forgive as you have, and not to be petty.  Help me to see things from my spouse’s point of view.  In Jesus name, Amen.”