When we allow angry, unhappy people to wrap us around the axle, we are making our life harder than it needs to be. When someone is angry, the situation can often be diffused by apologizing, if we’re wrong; or, if we’re NOT wrong, we should simply take ourselves out of the equation! What? Yes. Taking ourselves out of the equation frees our heart, and then we recognize that the angry person’s problem isn’t with us—it’s with God. We also release our mind to discover a potential solution instead of getting bogged down in heavy hate and making a painful situation more painful.

This may seem like an oversimplification; however, it’s a direct reflection of God’s Word which says: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8)

If we are doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God; we are walking in the confidence of God’s presence. We have no need to engage with an angry person or retaliate against them in order to bolster our position—God’s presence assures us of who we are. Living in God’s presence makes us less likely to offend others in a way that would merit our apology. Thus, when someone is angry with us, we have a deeper assurance that their problem is not with us. Rather than flip the switch off to God’s presence and retaliate, God’s presence flips the switch on and we are filled with His wisdom. He is the electric current enlightening us to speak and act in His ways.

Life is hard enough! We don’t need to make it harder; rather let God take the hardness in our life. He will bear it for us. When we learn to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God, His presence keeps us in perfect peace.

Living humbly with God is living a wonderful life!

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