At my core, I am an optimist. I look for the good in situations and the good in people as often as possible. It is hard for me to hold on to an idea that something good won’t come from a troublesome experience.
For the most part.
I think we all have moments when seeing the good in difficult situations is more challenging than focusing on the negative or on the bad. Worry is a killer. Medically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually worry destroys us from the inside.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things Philippians 4:8
Pretty simple instructions, right? So why is it so difficult for some people to look at what is true, what is right, what is pure, what is lovely, what is admirable, excellent or praiseworthy?
I am frustrated today because a person in my life is choosing to set aside truth in order to justify feeling offended. I let worry wreak havoc on my world for the past two days over this, but today I am choosing to follow closely the simple instructions that Paul wrote in Philippians.
I pray that my friend will soon be ready to see truth.