Let’s face the truth, we are human. We will not understand in full the things that happen in life nor be able to see His full picture until we meet our maker. But we can stand firm in the knowledge that His word says that God is love. He loves us. And all that happens He works for the good of those who love Him.
Today I want to remind you of that. As you are going about your day, possibly performing mundane tasks, you are loved. You are loved by One who went to the cross for you, died, and has risen again. He is sitting in heaven at the right hand of His Father. The bible says He intercedes for us!
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I must admit that I am often blinded to this fact. I know it in my head, but sometimes my heart doesn’t quite get it. When I focus on the negative from my past, I can’t remember. If I dwell on the mistake made by my husband, child, or friend, my mind becomes clouded by the replay of their mere humanness, over and over in my mind. At times, I am able to immediately recognize that I am allowing the tape to play and I can snap out of it. At other times, I get entangled, and it can take me a while to come out of my downward spiral. I retreat into a cocoon of hurt, heartache, panic, anger, and sadness. Can’t you?
It is work to work my way out of that cocoon, and it does not only hurt me. My retreat and dwelling on negative things, my inability to see and recognize the positive, harms my husband, my children, and my friends if I allow it to go on long enough. However, it won’t happen over night. To overcome and find victory over these issues in my life, I am learning to renew my mind. Here are a few actions you can take towards renewing your mind if you are struggling with any of the same things in your life.
Read the bible.
Listen to praise music.
Talk with your husband, a trusted friend, or even a counselor.
Keep a journal or bible journal.
What kinds of things do you do to renew your mind? Share in the comments!
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