Courage-giving God, did you create some people specifically to irritate me? It seems so! But You are also forming me into the image of Christ. Are You using a person or two like sandpaper on my soul to smooth the rougher edges of my patience? Keep me mindful that what they think of me does not determine my eternal destiny. Only what You think of me eternally matters. So I purpose to please You, who will always remain loving, strong, and eternal.