February 9

Have you ever had an irritable cashier at the grocery store check you out or work with an angry co-worker who is difficult? We all have to deal with difficult people at times in our lives. How do you deal with them? It is tempting to avoid these people or react in anger. We don't usually know what may be happening in their lives that may be causing them to react in such a negative way. Reacting to them in a negative doesn't help them or us. Possibly, all they need is someone to be kind to them. This is a real challenge. We want to treat them like they treated us.  We may feel they deserve that. Ask for God's help in guiding our responses in these situations. With His help, we can show kindness in these difficult situations.

Dear Lord, help me to treat others as I would want to be treated in all situations.

Be Kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
as God in Christ forgave you.  Ephesians 4:32 ESV

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