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These last few weeks have been a struggle for many of us. The COVID-19 cases in my area of the state are rising quickly. I now have friends who have been tested positive. I had to wear a mask to church for the entire service. Acquaintances have had to postpone medical procedures again because they aren’t dee

I’m going to challenge you today because God has been challenging me.  What I think about/dwell on/focus on, DOES affect my actions and attitude for the day.   This isn’t just a “think positive” post, though.  While our thoughts are important, I believe what we FOCUS on is what really matters.  Allyson Price shared about a growth mindset vs a fixed mindset as part of our Director’s Summit last week and what she shared made me start pondering my response to current circumstances.  How will I respond to the situation I find myself in each day?  Then this morning, God led me to Psalm 121 and I was reminded of where my focus should be. 

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help come from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.

Where is your focus?  Are you looking UP to the Lord for his help to lead you to victory?  Or are you looking at your circumstances in defeat? In our own strength, we will grow weary.  When we trust the ONE who made heaven and earth to be in charge of our daily life as well as our eternal life, we can hold our head up and take another step into an unknown, uncertain day with the confidence that He has already been there and knows the way forward.  Trust Him for new ideas and creative solutions to the challenges you face.  Trust Him to give you strength when you’re weary. (Isaiah 40:28-31)  Trust Him.  He is faithful.