It’s Up To Us ~ September 5

It’s Up To Us

To focus on the good stuff

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

It is so hard these days—always has been, I guess—to go through each day with our minds on the good things God has given us. It seems our gaze is drawn to all the bad going on around us, and too often, we don’t even see the good. There are times when I feel overwhelmed and go through an entire day in sadness and sometimes even despair, and when I at last I turn back toward God, I am truly saddened to see I’ve let so many good things pass me by while I was in the depths of senseless despair.

We are accosted with evil and greed every day, and yet—if we remain focused on God and His wondrous love—there is so much good around us. We should constantly remind ourselves to think on the good things, see the good things, and find joy in the good things.

If we choose to look at the bad and allow it to control us, there will be no peace—within ourselves, or with others. It is possible to live at peace with everyone. It simply depends on how we look at them.



  1. You are right Charles we just have to look at all that goes on around us through the lens of Jesus. It is getting harder though. I find I must retreat to my prayer closet for a few moments several times during the day to gain a fresh perspective.

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