While we are in the midst of the wilderness, we tend to focus upon the wrong things. We focus upon how wrong things are going. We focus upon how we were wronged by others. We focus upon how it seems God has forsaken and forgotten about us. Conversely, we pay very little attention to the little everyday miracles that are taking place around us (i.e., food, clothes, job, health, shelter). We tend to magnify the seemingly negative things while largely neglecting to pay attention to the positive things that are taking place around us (Num. 11-13). What positive things, we may ask?
Tragedies are taking place around us on a daily basis, but they have not brought us to complete ruin. Why? “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning…” (Lam. 3:22,23). So “…in everything, give thanks…” (1 Thess. 5:18). Why? Because it is the right thing to do…and…because God has everything under control…#thinkonthesethings