“Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.”
Psalms 116:7 AMP
It was an exciting and prosperous day on Tuesday.
We watched with joy as our daughter picked up her first car.
On the way home, she shared with me the struggle of the too good to be true reasonings, that were brought on by anxiety.
Many times in life, much like David, in the above scripture,
We have to remind ourselves of all God has done.
Not, what He hasn’t.
Because of fearful situations, and trauma, we tend to see the glass half empty all of the time, when in reality, there is so much more of God’s goodness.
Satan is a minority.
Generally, a minority will make their voices seem like the majority, but that’s a facade.
It’s like the one man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz.
We realize that 2/3 of the angels are still in Heaven.
That leaves demons in the minority!
I’ll never forget John Bevere’s advice after the early death of a well known preacher.
I was struggling to see God’s goodness.
He said, “I can choose to look at all the people who didn’t receive what they were believing from God, or the ones who have.”
In essence, David told himself the same thing.
“Return to rest… soul.”
That’s the realm of our thoughts-
and you and I get to choose our thoughts!
We can either keep entertaining the anxiety and look for the next bad thing,
Or we can choose to really believe Psalm 91.
A thousand shall fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come nigh me.
You don’t have to be a statistic.
You can be a standard!
David had a lot of trauma and drama, but He had so much more of God’s protection and blessing and favor.
Which lens did he choose to look through?
Let’s focus our perception the same way.
Let’s take control of the soul today and remind it to return to Rest.