Positive Thoughts for Every Challenge

God can help you see your situation with faith, not fear, and a positive attitude.

Posted in , Sep 21, 2015

Positive thoughts can create a positive outlook, affecting any outcome.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)

I love the expression, “Never underestimate the power of perspective.”

In fact, I just ordered a wall plaque with that exact saying for my office so I’ll constantly be reminded of that truth.

Having positive thoughts is so important. Truly, it can change the whole atmosphere. I was recently reminded of that truth during my bible study time as I read the story of the prophet Elisha found in Second Kings, Chapter 6.

Do you remember the story of Elisha and his servant when they were being attacked by King Aram’s army? King Aram was very angry with Elisha because Elisha was always spoiling his plans to destroy Israel. Every time King Aram and his troops would plan an attack against the Israelites, Elisha would warn the King of Israel. Finally, King Aram could stand it no more, so he sent his army to kill Elisha.

That night, King Aram’s army surrounded the city where Elisha and his servant were sleeping. When they awoke the next morning, the situation appeared grim. Elisha’s servant panicked, saying, “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” Elisha didn’t panic. Instead, he prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.”

At that moment, the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire, totally surrounding and protecting them. Suddenly, King Aram’s army didn’t seem quite so threatening.

You might say the servant got a new perspective. He went from total panic to “bring it on!” Once he saw that God had their backs, he was no longer fearful.

That’s what we all need—healthy, positive thoughts. Why not ask God to help you see every situation through His eyes. Ask Him to help you see your world differently, so that you can face every challenge with a positive attitude. If you’ll walk in faith, not fear, you’ll enjoy every day so much more and face every obstacle with a “bring it on” attitude.

Pray this with me:

Father, thank You for loving me and for always having my back. Help me, Lord, to walk in faith, not fear, and to have a positive attitude no matter what is going on around me. I trust You, Lord. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.

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