Okay, we all do it. Dwell on what’s wrong. Nitpick the imperfect (usually in someone close to us.) Immerse ourselves in self-doubt. The glass isn’t half full. Someone swiped the damn thing.
In a 24 hour-a-day news cycle, it isn’t hard to be overwhelmed with grief or fear. It’s terrible out there.
My faith is so weak.
God tells us that we are to give thanks for what we have, ask for what we need and wait patiently for what’s next.
For that, I must move my focus from me to God. God is already focused on me. I think I can do that. At least for today.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever
situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 (ESV)
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock,
and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9 (ESV)
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1 (ESV)
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said,
“I believe; help my unbelief!”
Mark 9:24 (ESV)