God’s Word: 2 Corinthians 12: 1-10 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
When you’re worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of weep, and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings. What you focus on determines your mindset. Focus on your worries and they magnify. And so it is with your blessings. Focus on your worries and ruin your life and your health. Focus on your blessings and receive peace of mind that surpasses any worry that may come your way. The worry dilemma faces everyone but your choices determine the outcome.
Instead of letting worries get you down, let them push you to your knees. Prayer in times of distress is the pathway to peace of mind. In this world you will have troubles but My peace comes in the midst of the storm and overshadows the distress with peace. I implore you to refuse to worry about things you cannot change—handicaps or the decisions of others that affect you. Satan wants to get you down and does so by encouraging you to magnify your worries. But turn the tables on him and when tempted to cave, instead magnify your blessings. Blessings come in countless forms and are beyond counting.
Consider all the worries you have worried and realize you had little to worry about. My blessings flow in the thick of worries, not in a worry-free life. This world is not your final home so quit living as though this life is all there is. My grace is all you need to be victorious over worries. My strength comes to you in the midst of your weakness. Do you need to take the magnifying glass off your worries and refocus on your blessings? Most people do. Satan is the deceiver and wants you to worry and be depressed and sad. Panic or peace: your choice!
God’s Question: How does worrying affect the outcome?
God’s Promise: My peace is always accessible to you.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for the beauty of peace in the midst of the storms.
I am Sorry I too often magnify the worries.
Thank You for the promise of your abiding peace.
Please Help Me share your peace with others.