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What is brighter?

What is brighter
Than God’s light?

What is fiercer
Than his fire?

What is wiser
Than God’s truth?

What is slower
Than his ire?

What is gentler
Than God’s voice?

What is dearer 
Than his blood?

What is stronger
Than God’s peace?

What is deeper
Than his love?

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References

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV). 

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV). 

The Lord is slow to anger (Numbers 14:18; NLT).

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

This is my blood […] It is poured out as a sacrifice for many (Mark 14:24; NLT).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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Pointless

Father,

It is pointless
To resent, or hate,
Our illness,

For anger 
Will not make it 
Go away.   

Instead, 
Help us to live
With how we are,

To manage,
And to learn 
From it,

Making the best
We can 
Of every day.

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Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity (Hebrews 6:1; NIV).

I was given a thorn in my flesh […] Three times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).

 When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

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Be slow to speak

You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry (James 1:19; NLT).

Do not judge others (Luke 6:37; NLT).

Forgive anyone who offends you (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Pray for those who hurt you. (Luke 6:28; NLT).

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Be slow to speak,
But always quick to listen.

Be slow to judge,
But quick to understand.

Be slow to take offence,
Quick to forgive.

Be slow to criticise,
But quick to help.

Be slow to anger,
But be quick to love.

Be slow to blame,
But always quick to pray.

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Do not retaliate

When hurt,
Do not resist;
Do not retaliate.

Be angry,
But don’t judge,
Or blame, or sin.

Do good to those
Who hurt you;
And forgive them;

Pray for them,
And love them
Like your kin.

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Do not resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

Be angry but do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NRSV).

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged (Luke 6:37; NLT).

Forgive anyone who offends you (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Love your enemies! Do good to them (Luke 6:35; NLT).

Pray for those who hurt you. (Luke 6:28; NLT).

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Anger

When we let anger
Turn to blame,

Then blame
To bitterness,

And bitterness
To hatred –

It becomes
So very hard, Lord,

To forgive.

 

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Be angry but do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NRSV).

Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26; NLT).

In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God (Job 1:22; NLT).

If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:12,14-15; NIV).

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34).

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You dwell in me

Lord,
You dwell in me,
And I in you –

In depression,
In anxiety,
And fear;

In anger,
And in hurt, Lord,
And distress;

In sickness,
And in weariness,
And pain;

In joy, Lord,
And in ecstasy,
And bliss;

In life, Lord,
And in death,
For evermore –

Lord,
You dwell in me,
And I in you.

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You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all
(Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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Be angry

Be angry
Without blaming
Those who hurt you,

For your task
Is not to blame,
But to forgive.

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Be angry but do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NRSV).

In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God (Job 1:22; NLT).

If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:12,14-15; NIV).

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).

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