Today we hear of Embassy attacks and bombings and serious foreign policy challenges. What occurred to me is that many might start feeling anxious and worried and start focusing on the negative instead of the positive.
While there is a duty for all believers to be praying for our leaders and for the peace of Jerusalem, we also have to understand that what we focus on we magnify.
If we focus on the problems they seem bigger.
As believers we must focus on Jesus who is the answer to all the problems. When we do he will become magnified. Our problems and anxieties will seem insignificant compared to his glory. His assurance and peace will then come on you.
One way to focus on God is to be grateful. This morning as I prayed, I thanked God for my shelter, clean water, electricity and clean air. I thanked God for my husband and children and the good weather we've been having here in the Pacific North West. I also started to thank him for being in control of everything and working everything out according to his purposes and plans.
As I did this, a peace that passes all understanding came over me and I realized that God is still on the throne and the whole earth is filled with his glory.
How's your gratitude quotient today? Are you