And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. – Philippians 4:8 (NLT)
As I prayed about my wrong thoughts and misplaced trusts and the actual specific things that I’m worried about, this verse bubbled to the surface of my thoughts. A heavenly reminder and a call away from condemnation. A new pathway forward. I can imagine God say, ‘Spend your time thinking on these things – this is the good stuff. This is the type of thing that needs to be consuming your thoughts…not worry, obsession, and fear. In trusting in Me, trust that I want you to spend your time here with these thoughts.’
What riches are found in serving Christ Jesus! How easily and often we forfeit the full and abundant life found in Him…but yet, he goes after the lost sheep. Time and time, bringing us back into the fold.