"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." NIV
"A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger." KJV
We have all been the target of someone who is angry and letting us know it by what they are saying and how they are saying it. We can defend ourselves by responding in the same tone and attitude. But the Lord expects us to use wisdom in these situations. Our response is to be Godly, soft in tone and attitude, so that the anger will be overcome and peace will follow.
Heavenly Father, it is so difficult to respond kindly to someone who is being angry and saying unkind things in a loud and heated voice. Help us, Lord, to respond in these situations with a soft heart and voice so that the anger will be turned away. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC