The voice of heartache and drama is loud. It screams at us and wants to overwhelm us. When we tune into the negativity and bad news, then it will establish our mood for the day.
I used to start my day with the news. Hearing about all the bad things happening in the world, however, was not an effective way to start my day. The doom and gloom stayed with me all day. It consumed me. So I made a decision. I stopped watching the news.
Now I start my day by reading my Bible and with prayer. I want God’s word to establish my mood for my day. I have no idea what is around the next corner, but my God knows. So I ask Him to help me with whatever comes my way.
The devil wants us to feel overwhelmed. He tries to cause us stress and make us miserable at every occasion. When we start feeling this way, we need to find a quiet place and talk it over with the Lord. He will help us see our situation with a new perspective.
My goal is to continuously keep my eyes on the Lord and to seek His ways. In this world of strife and sorrow it is hard. The enemy comes at us in many different ways. He will steal our peace and joy if we are not careful. That is why we need to watch and pray, and protect ourselves against him as much as possible.
When we learn to pray more, take our every problem to God, and trust Him to take care of us, then we can live a more joyful life. Bad things will still happen. We will still have heartache. It just won’t have the same profound effect on us. The closer we get to God, the stronger we become.
Romans 12:21 (KJV)
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Love and blessings,