Calmly

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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 10:4

Solomon's advice in Ecclesiastes 10:4 is dead on. Our tendency is to immediately react when a bad situation arises, but in most situations, we serve ourselves best by pausing, assessing and seeking God's guidance before we take action to respond. As I contemplated Solomon's words, it brought to mind a number of similarly themed verses from Proverbs. Verses instructing us to be slow to get angry (see Proverbs 14:7; 14:29; 15:18; 19:11; 25:15), verses telling us how it's good for us to guard our thoughts and words (see Proverbs 10:19; 21:23) and that the words we do speak should be thought through and tempered (Proverbs 12:18; 17:27; 29:20).

How have you benefited from responding calmly in a stressful or bad situation? How does praying and reading your Bible help you stand strong and calm when you're in the middle of uncertain circumstances? Tami

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Pausing to calm down and gather our thoughts before speaking or reacting is vital. We're generally nowhere near clear-headed enough under duress to respond appropriately in situations.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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