Feeling like things are not working the way they ought to?
What we choose to focus on in times of trouble or during challenging times matter. Instead of dwelling on the problem, we are reminded in these verses to focus on the One who can turn the situation around.
It is a choice!
Choose to be joyful in God no matter the circumstances for the joy of the Lord is our strength. It is draining to constantly live in worry, fear, anxiety and any type of negativity. However, when we choose to fix our eyes on Jesus, our perspective of whatever situation that might be troubling us changes, we then realise that there is no amount of trouble or challenge that God can not deliver us from.
Solutions to troubles are found in the Lord.
Even if that challenging situation does not change, God will give us the grace to walk through it and cause it to work for our good.
The Lord God is our strength, he will cause us to walk and not stand still in terror, but make progress upon the high places of trouble, suffering or responsibility. (Habakkuk 3:19 paraphrased).
Father, we thank you for the great gift of salvation. Thank you for helping us fix our minds on you when faced with challenges through the power of the Holy Spirit in us, we thank you because we know that you will never leave nor forsake us and that you are causing all things to work together for our good. In Jesus name. Amen