“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Have you ever read this verse and thought, there is no way I can rejoice in this day? I’ve had those days…days where nothing worked right, including my mind. Days where I actually believed my brain had set a new record for fog density, everything I touched turned into a disaster, I couldn’t string two coherent thoughts together, brought my kids to tears with my fed-up tone, and made everyone around me miserable.
It’s during these times, more than ever, we need to choose to shift our focus to a better place. If I can focus through the brain fog brought on by the cares of this world, I can still see Jesus’ imprint on every moment. Watching my daughter sing while fashioning Play-Doh masterpieces, listening to the birds chirp outside, but most of all thinking about my Savior, whose Spirit dwells in me, whose character He’s developing in me even now. Even on those days, when I fail to see through the fog and feel like everything is a disaster, I can focus on the good in Him.
So often we focus on the cup being half empty instead of half full. We choose to focus on the things that go wrong instead of the things that go right. We choose to focus on the negative of this world instead of our Savior who is good. This week, let’s choose to focus on the good. Let’s choose to focus on Him.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9