DAILY DEVOTION, June 14, 2022
Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? (Matthew 6:27).
It is a psychological truth that you cannot hold on to two conflicting thoughts at the same time. When you are worrying, you cannot think positive thoughts. When your mind is full of good thoughts, there is no place for worry. Paul not only tells us not to worry, but he also tells us to think good thoughts. “And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9, Living Bible).
There are so many good things to think about. The truth of the Gospel, the promise of everlasting life, things beautiful, things pure, God’s many blessings etc. Proverbs 4:3 says, “Your thoughts run your life” (International Children’s Version). You can drive worry from your mind by thinking good thoughts. Do you want worry to run your life? Probably not. Memorize the many passages in Scripture that speak of God’s love, grace, joy, mercy, and peace. Call them to mind when worry wants to creep in. Godly thoughts grind worrisome thoughts to a pulp!
Father, forgive me when I give in to worry. Help me to fill my mind with Your goodness, love, and all the good things that are present in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.