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Daily Reading: Hosea 4:1-5:15, 2 John 1:1-13, Psalm 125:1-5, Proverbs 29:9-11

Daily Verse: “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” Prov. 29:11


Praise God, I have come a long way, but I have experienced moments of uncontrollable anger. In other words, a fool who gives full vent. One of the most memorable times involved kicking a hardback chair and breaking the bones in my foot, resulting in weeks of walking with crutches.

In my old age, I control my anger much better. Learning from those foolish moments of uncontrollable age does no good, only causing me embarrassment. While lying on my yoga mat this morning, I prayed and asked God for self-control for my gluttonous eating.

A few weeks ago, I came off the medication restricting me from eating and drinking certain foods and beverages. Praising God, I have enjoyed all the things I couldn’t have and some in excess. But now I realize the time has come to reign in my celebration and return to my normal lifestyle. And I asked God for the self-control to do it.

If you struggle with uncontrollable moments, ask God to help you overcome them. Let the Lord give you the strength to hold back and not give full vent to your ways.

Lord, forgive us for acting like fools. Please give us the tools to reign in our emotional reactions and exercise self-control. Let us honor You in all we do. IJNIP. Amen

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