"Correct me, Lord, but only with justice--not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing." NIV
"O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing." KJV
The Lord does not discipline His children in anger as He did before Christ. We are living under grace. But we still correct each other in anger and seek revenge for wrongs against us. Do we realize how much damage that does to our Christian testimony and our relationships? We can praise our merciful Lord that He does not do this to us.
Heavenly Father, when we become angry at another person, please bring to our hearts and minds that we are to show mercy just as You have shown mercy to us. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC