Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Staying positive in negative situations

Staying positive in negative situations has to be a purposed effort. Psalms 16:11, tells us that in the presence of God there is fullness of joy. So regardless of the situation we can find joy if we stay in the presence of God.
My sister is going through chemotherapy and I have spent the last two months with her. Chemotherapy is a very challenging treatment. There were times when I wondered how my sister would go through the day but she was always positive. This was only possible because she decided to trust God, stay in the Word and focus on His promises, rather than focus on the pain and the negative reports. Psalms 16:1 continues to say that at His right hand there are pleasures evermore.

My sister kept on reminding us that God is good. She would say it to herself, say it as we discussed the treatment and say it when visitors came. One important truth that shined  through this experience is that God is good and He wants the best for us.

John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
If you are going through a negative situation, remember, God is on your side. He loves you and He wants you healthy and prosperous.

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