So often we focus on the heartbreaking moments in life. We read the news headlines and grieve – our spirit weeps. Everything is so bleak it seems. Our pretty hearts are overwhelmed with talking heads reiterating heavy topics and pointing out the flaws and misdeeds in others.
However, remember, all in all – life is good.
Though it is important to be aware of what is happening in this foreign world we are dwelling in, it is also critical not to fixate on the miserable. Focusing on the dirty and despondent things will only alter our character. It makes our hearts drop with despair.
Don’t let the headlines of this fallen world change your beautiful smile, dear one.
You can be in the world, but not of it. However, it begins in the mind. We are charged by God to think on whatever is lovely, admirable and praiseworthy. Fill your thoughts on Christ’s glory and his victory over sin.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. – James 3:17
Let’s clear away that saltwater that has eroded our light cases, and look with clear eyes and positivity at the life that God has breathed into our bones.
When feelings of sadness and despair creep in our racing thoughts – combat them with the victory that is swimming in the bloodstream of Christ.
Think on Daniel being delivered from the lion den of death, Moses parting the waters for the Israelites to pass through or Abraham’s tears when the LORD saved his son from the alter of demise.
Life is good and it is full of miracles and blessings. We just need to recognize them. Tune out the evil one’s rhetoric and listen to the beautiful music of God’s redemption and grace.
You are in his hands, and his eyes sparkle at his workmanship. Smile with a toothy grin in purity and complete joy. Don’t let the world claim such a rich blessing.