Life around is has become engulfed with anger, hatred and rage. Riots, protests, demands, wars, terrorism, Jihad, ISIS, bombings have all become commonplace in our language. We could easily become depressed if we continually look at the dark side of life.
Captain Jack Sparrow is hardly an expert on evading trouble and undoubtedly numbed himself with rum, but this statement rings so true. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?
All of us are exposed to the same news every day. We have become numbed by much of it. In fact, we even tune out from time to time so we can imagine that it isn’t really happening. Many turn to the bottle to hide from reality. Some take it a step further by becoming addicted to something that will shield them from the pain of daily living. Often those options lead to more problems than the one worried about in the first place.
When things around us get hard to handle, that’s the time to start looking for ways to fix them rather than running from them. Even when life seems out of control, there is a way to cope.
There are those who tell you to simply think happy thoughts, or put the best construction on things and you will release positive endorphins – or something crazy like that. The simple truth is that there really is only one way to peace, happiness, contentment and positive thinking. Through the One who bought those things to pass.
God, became flesh. He walked with men, taught them, cared about them, wept when they died, provided for them, comforted and encouraged them. He demonstrated how our Heavenly Father takes care of us.
“God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid.” Psalm 46:1-2
Today, when things continue to create anxiety in your life, remember that God is the only One who can change things. Pray for His intervention in this world of ugliness and sin. He’s the only POSITIVE in a world of negativity and ultimately in control of all of it.