“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Col 3:2
The act of hope is so much more enjoyable than the act of worrying. And yet it’s often so much easier to mull over our worries than to think about the hope God offers us.
An anonymous quote declares: “Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.”
Maybe if we busy our minds with meditating on the goodness of God and how we can serve Him (caregivers serve Him by serving their loved one), we’ll have less mental energy to worry.
Reading the Psalms, making a list of God’s works in our own lives, singing along to a favorite worship song, serving others as a volunteer -- there are all kinds of ways to spend our time that cultivate faith in God’s promises and keep us from brooding over what may or may not happen.
God, thank you for your faithfulness. Help me set my mind on You today. Amen.
Alexander MacLaren wrote, “It is of no use to say to men, Let not your heart be troubled, unless your finish the verse and say, Believe in God, believe in Christ.”