Jesus Today

The World Abounds With Negative Things

THE WORLD ABOUNDS WITH NEGATIVE THINGS to think about. Sometimes problems—yours or others'—seem to shout for your attention. They can occupy more and more of your thinking, causing you to become weary and discouraged in your soul. But remember: You can choose the subject of your thoughts. Cry out to Me and I will help you. Turn toward Me, letting My Light shine upon you.

Do not be defeated by wrong choices you have made in the past. And don't let past decisions define who you are in the present. Each moment provides a fresh opportunity to draw near Me and enjoy My Presence. One way to do this is to pray, “Jesus, I choose to seek You in the midst of my problems.” Refuse to get discouraged, even if you have to say this hundreds of times daily. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. You can find Peace in Me.

Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

[Hebrews 12:3]

This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

[Psalm 34:6–7]

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

[John 16:33]

~ Sarah Young ~

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