I woke up with a positive attitude this morning. The sun was streaming through the windows and beckoned me to wake early. I felt reasonably good in spite of a few aches and pains, but I’ve learned to accept the changes in my body as I grow older. It didn’t take long for the clouds to roll in. Within an hour of reading our morning devotion, clouds were filling the sky and even though I had a great meal from God’s Word, my attitude was changing along with the weather.
We need the rain. We really need it. All the newly sprouting plants are thirsty and longing for moisture. We started talking about some of the things happening in our world and many friends who are going through trials. My mood began to cloud over, just like the sky. There are so many bad things happening on the political scene, within our communities, in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Dwelling on those things can do nothing for us, but pull us into a pit of depression.
We have choices in this world of ours. We can choose to take chances and even risk danger or we can be cautious and do what is necessary to stay safe. I’ve had my vaccinations, but not everyone else has. Am I being paranoid or becoming a germaphobe? We can look at our problems and lose hope or look at them as opportunities to help someone else. The decision is ours.
Within a matter of an hour, I was pulling myself away from God’s promise that He will never leave me. He isn’t one to go back on His promises, unlike us. What is your choice today? Will you push forward, look back and dwell on the negative or put yourself in God’s shoes. He knows what’s best for all of us and He will never leave us. Oh, look, the sun is out again!