Negativity gets us nowhere,
Our attitude, our choice,
We can view our blessings
Or grumble with our voice.
The clouds may still be present,
May nag our every step,
With Jesus as our focus
Our hearts know we are kept.
In complaining lies ingratitude,
A victim we become
To Satan's darts of fear and doubt
Until God's kingdom comes.
God's children know their future,
It's temporary here.
Rejoicing and thanksgiving
Will rout those darts of fear.
God's grooming us for better things,
Of this we can be sure,
Preparing us for what's ahead
In His hands we're secure.
Our bitterness a habit,
It's far past time to break.
And bitterness can oft repel
The friends we hope to make.
Our spirits filled with sunshine
Oft magnets then become,
A draw to friends and neighbors,
A witness then to some.
For nothing matters more on earth
Than leading souls to Him,
And spirits filled with sunshine
Will cause the clouds to dim.
A thankfulness develops
For His great gift of love,
The enemy's attacks on us
We then can rise above.
"I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances, the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and to spare or going without and being in want.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me--I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me, (that is, I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.)" Philippians 4:12-13
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