I heard encouragement on my drive to work this morning. When someone criticizes you, it is a natural response to want to respond negatively. The encouragement this morning was instead of responding, we should pray!

  • First think about times we have “gotten it wrong” about others, and then take that to the Lord;
  • Thank Him for His grace, ask that He give us more grace to give others; and
  • Pray for the person who wronged you, asking the Father to fill their heart with more grace.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).