Tired of negativity and pessimism within society? Ready for the tide to turn in your direction this year? Well, the answer can be found in the center of the Bible.
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. – Psalm 119:92
The various distractions you encounter can easily shift one’s attention away from the positive aspects in life. Thus, the saying misery loves company becomes a self-fulfilled prophecy. If minds continue to dwell on afflictions, the desire to live will fade, resulting in a state of pity heading toward the road to destruction, Matthew 7:13.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. – Psalm 37:4
However, if you begin to cling to the promises of the Bible, drawing near to the Lord, affliction will be replaced with peace, Job 22:21. While you can’t control the hand you are dealt in life, you are responsible for your attitude. Therefore, you can choose to embrace God’s laws or endure affliction. May your feet find the path that leads to delight.
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. – Psalm 119:35
by Jay Mankus