Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Think About These Things

on May 21, 2017


Philippians 4:8- “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.”

Counseling his son as what to do about a recent break-up with a girlfriend, a father tells his son to “just forget about her.”

A concerned mother’s answer to her daughter’s sad demeanor is to tell her to “just think happy thoughts.”


When things aren’t going as planned or when someone disappoints us, we can turn to God’s Word, go to our Heavenly Father in prayer and seek the counsel of Christian friends because harboring ill feelings, taking revenge, or wallowing in self-pity steals our joy.

Forgiving others, extending grace and mercy to those we feel have wronged us, will keep our thoughts from wandering back to the negative and dwelling on what happened, rather than looking forward and restoring our relationships.

We need to keep our hearts—and minds—on Christ Jesus and those things that are pleasing to Him.

When we do, our burdens are lifted and the future looks brighter—

A future filled with hope and restoration.

2 responses to “Think About These Things

  1. Diane Hazen says:

    Brenda, i have a new email address: hazendiane39@gmail.com


    • Diane, the only way I know to change your address so that you will continue to get the snippets is that you click the follow button to the left of this box and put your new email address in. Sorry for this inconvenience. I will do some research as to how to delete your old address. Thank you for being such a faithful follower and great encourager!


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