I want to take this time to remind you today that in this uncertain time there is one thing we can be certain of….Gods got this!
I know there are some difficult things people are facing today. And I know that it can be hard to not let fear and anger effect your thoughts and maybe even your actions. It would be easy to spend too much time listening to the news, reading the articles, sharing war stories. Everywhere we look we are reminded of the seriousness of what is going on. Some of us have had major life changes this past month and those changes have been really, really hard.
But something Pastor Mike preached about last Sunday really stuck out to me. “Don’t let your eyes lead your heart.” I want to say it again… “Don’t let your eyes lead your heart” That path won’t end well!
Your heart can prosper in any circumstance if you are lead by The One who loves you the most.
If you are feeling anxious or irritated, if fear or anxiety has found its way into your relationships or attitudes. You will probably find that you have allowed your eyes to influence your heart.
Here’s the remedy, keep your focus on the good, the best, the truth, the praiseworthy, the beautiful. These things have not vanished, they are not gone. In fact they are more powerful today because of what we are facing.
Be led by The Holy Spirit, He will protect you and keep your soul happy and healthy in the middle of uncertainty. When those uneasy feelings arise ask the Holy Spirit what He thinks about it. You’ll find He is not worried or upset or even surprised! You’ll find He has the answer you need to bring you through unscathed. Rely on Him alone. Yes, take care of business and follow the rules. Do what you can to minimize the damage, but always rely on Him to make it all work together.
Now is the time to practice what you have been taught. If you do this you will see the hand of God at work and you will be amazed at how He can orchestrate life out of loss!
Your job….. be led by The One who loves you the most!
God.s job….work it all out for your good!
Phillipians 4 (The Message)
8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
By Pastor Janie