Stop for a moment. Stop scrolling, stop stressing, stop overthinking. Take a deep breath. Recognize the fears, frustrations, offenses, and any other negative thoughts that’ve been stewing in your mind, especially your view of yourself and this day. Give those thoughts to Jesus, like they’re a bag of bricks you’ve been carrying on your back.
Let his voice be the next one you focus on. Dwell on all you’re thankful for, and all he’s been for you, until you can hear him speak love, grace, and joy to your heart, and peace, wisdom, and confidence to your mind.
Your circumstances are no longer in charge of how you feel, or what you do next. You are. You are God’s child, fully aware of your Father’s love for you, and for everyone around you. From his presence, regardless of what you’re dealing with, you’re empowered to bring his grace, goodness, kindness, healing, creativity, enthusiasm, effectiveness, power, and so much more into it.
Take another breath. You’ve got this, because he’s got you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (Proverbs 3:5–6).