Hey, we’ve been in chaotic times recently, haven’t we? No matter what country you live in, times have been tough. It may have felt like you’ve been under a cloud and the rain continues to fall. There is hope even during times such as these.
The ‘gloom and doom’ atmosphere you hear each day doesn’t need to stay with you. You can change the picture, the atmosphere. How do you do that you ask? By looking beyond what your physical eyes see, what your emotions tell you. We are usually driven many times by our emotions, and when we follow them, we are sure to be in constant turmoil—the gloom and doom. Even listening and accepting everything you hear/see on social media can have a negative effect on your thoughts and actions.
But God is IN you, no matter what is going on around you. That’s the difference. And He will always lead you into victory no matter what the battle is. Too often we only see the battle because we’re IN it. What we fail to see is beyond the battle, what the outcome can be in our lives.
God gave Israel a promise that still holds. Deuteronomy 20:4 tells us “for the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” God is always on your side, cheering you on, encouraging you to move forward and be strong in Him.
As we let go of the things in the world around us and surround ourselves with His Word, resting in Him, we’ll find greater joy and daily victory. Don’t stay under the mulleygrubs trees. Don’t focus on the doom and gloom. Don’t stay glued to social media to hear all the ugly negative things transpiring in the world. Renew your mind. Let your focus be transformed through God’s Word.
Each day you can declare 2 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV, that says “thanks be to God, who gives me the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ. Times of gloom and doom can’t stay in a child of God who walks in victory each day.