Reminders to Extend Grace

I was recently in a situation where I was frustrated with a person that I know, but not extremely well. I was frustrated and kind of angry about the way that the person was acting. I felt like the actions were a gross overreaction to the actual circumstance. Anyway, later on I found out that the person was going through a difficult time and that having some bystander like me reacting instead of responding with grace to his/her actions was the last thing that this person probably needed. I was reminded and convicted of the fact that I don’t know everything that is going on in other people’s lives and while I might think a person’s behavior or actions are an overreaction, I don’t know what else might have caused it. All that to say, I want to pray that God would give my humility to serve others by extending grace before I jump to conclusions.

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