Wednesday 2nd September 2020
How are you?
People often ask – “How are you?” as a formality, hoping you will say” I’m fine thank you” nothing more.
But what if you were to answer – ”I feel terrible – I’ve got his pain you see – I’ve been to the Doctor but he can’t find anything wrong, but I …..” they might well cut the conversation short and make some excuse to leave…! Or is that just me that happens to?? J
But God want’s more than a passing acquaintance with you. He invites you to share your thoughts, your times of joy, your feelings, your fears, tears, concerns and anything you are anxious about. And He is ready, willing and able to spend time with you.
READ – “Look at Him (GOD), give Him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from Him” Psalm 24 : 5 (The Message Version).
PONDER – Sometimes our thoughts can be distorted by our moods and emotions. Feeling down can make us see things in a negative light – we might feel anxious, unworthy or unloved. Whereas what we feel is not always inline with reality. You are almost certainly loved by family and friends. You will be somebody’s good friend – even if they don’t often tell you.
So rather than giving in to negative and untrue thoughts – cling on to the promises of your God – who loves you more than you could ever know.
Look for the positive – reject the negative.
Listen to God’s word – not that wee voice in the dark.
When God asks “How are you” – He really want to know! He is interested in YOU – and that is a promise.
READ – “When doubts filled my mind., your comfort gave me cheer and renewed my spirit” Psalm 94 : 19 (New Living Translation.)
PRAY – “My God, my Saviour, thank you for the light that you shine into my life. Thank you for the family, friends and all that makes my life good. Help me to focus on the positive things in my life – and reject that wee dark voice that puts doubt into my thoughts. Remind me often of your love for me and may I shine that light on to others so that they too will know the peace and the joy which comes from knowing that whatever life may throw at us – we are held safe and blessed, in your loving arms. Thank you so much.
Have a good week.