Why? Why am I not so angry all the time? How is it that I've been able to withstand the temptation to rage? What's the purpose?
The long and short of it: others. The other long and short of it: it's not about me. The summary of both long and shorts: Jesus.
What He's done in my heart through this to teach me about His love for others is sometimes beyond my ability to summarize.
His love is amazing! 1st John 4:19 says, "We love Him, because He first loved us." The same could be said of our love for others. We love others, because He first loved us.
His love & forgiveness free'd us to love Him and to love & forgive others. His love & forgiveness empowers our love & forgiveness to free others to love & forgive and, ultimately....praise Him. Amazing!
His love is amazing!!!
Your love is amazing!