Reading Time: 3 minutes I used to think I was a patient person. Then I had children of my own and discovered that it is easy to be patient when you are well-rested and stress-free. The real test is when you face a challenging situation when you are sleep-deprived, stressed out, overwhelmed, grieved, anxious, or in pain.
Proverbs 16:24 encourages us to have gracious words, but how? When stressed, it can be hard to stop our natural reactions (the fight or flight response).