I had a lot of room to grow early on in my marriage. If my husband did something to upset me, it could easily ruin my entire day, as I would dwell, and dwell, and dwell on it. At times, I am still guilty of this.
But on the opposite side, when my husband and I were just dating, I would dwell on the sweet messages he would send me, or on the conversation we had on the phone, and you better believe my emotions were quite different than the first scenario.
The Bible makes it very clear that we are to meditate on good things.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8 NKJV).
It is so easy to be bothered by something, and to dwell on it.
Or to have a fear rise up, and dwell on it.
But what would happen if, when something bothered me, I reminded myself that God works all things together for good to those that love Him?
What if when I became afraid of what the media shared, I chose to remember that God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind?
Let’s choose to dwell on the Word and good things, rather than our circumstances.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).