by Donna L. Watkins
Life is full of many challenges. Relationships, finances, health, a job we don't like, death of family, friends and pets. If we focus too much on the problems, we won't see outside that very limiting venue. We all know people who have had problems and rehearsed them so much that they became rather "sour" about life itself. Figuring that "if something's gonna go wrong, it's gonna happen to me" type of mentality. We can't allow ourselves to go there. God tells us in His Word that we have many promises. Jesus came so that we might have life and have it abundantly.
"The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things" (Colossians 3:2).
I imagine seeing Jesus with my problem and ask myself, "Is He worried over this?" My answer is always "No." If we trust in Him, we can avoid the worrying over it also. It's incredible the amount of peace you can bring into your soul when you sit at the feet of Jesus.
The tough part is being able to stay there ...