It is hard to just say “Brain, stop!” but it is not too difficult to say “Brain, think about this instead.”
God longs for us to be happy while people long for their own happiness.
Today I’m rejoicing! . . . Because God listens, because God provides, because of my fellow believers, and because of my Lord, Jesus.
Paul’s words, quoting David, are a reminder that the same opportunity for restored happiness that was given to David is also available to us.
Paul is an awesome example. He was a tenacious fighter for the gospel! Down yes—but never out!
This passage speaks to our hearts, especially at times when we are particularly aware of our failings.
It’s comforting to know that admission of guilt doesn’t get counted against us in God’s eyes.
Choosing a single, positive, spiritual goal for the day is a great way to find clarity and meaning even in the midst of “chaos.”
Jacob’s feelings fit into one short phrase: “Everything is against me.” Ever been there?
Once we establish that the good in our lives is sent from God, we know whom to thank.