It still blows my mind that I went to bed last night feeling discouraged, but before I fell asleep I prayed for help and prayed that I wouldn't feel so discouraged. I woke up with the lyrics to Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus running through my head. The chorus says;
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace."
What hope and promise!!! It filled my heart. Then as I prayed this morning, I just kept having verses pop in my head to encourage me today.
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsover things are true, whatsover 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."
This verse has filled my heart today. NOTHING the devil tells me is true, pure, honest, or lovely so I don't need to listen to them. I just need to turn my eyes upward and tune my ears to what God is saying. I am choosing to think on the truths of God's word and not the lies the devil wants to deceive me with. In every situation today, I am choosing to be encouraged and see the good rather than focus on the things I can't fix, the things I won't get finished today, and the circumstances that are beyond my control. I am choosing to see joy in every step of my day. Since making this declaration, my heart has been light and my worries are in God's hands.
What will you choose today? My prayer is that you will also choose encouragement and God's truths over all the devil will try and stop you will. May you be blessed today instead of stressed.