Have you ever thanked God that you were wrong?
Recently, I found myself mulling over what I thought someone was thinking. Hot indignation boiled inside me, and though I covered my anger with silence, it still simmered. When I discovered the truth about my faulty assumptions, I thanked God for proving me wrong. He extinguished my unchecked fury before it completely singed my heart or hissing words escaped.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.