Some days seem like every direction I turn there’s something more frightening, infuriating, and exhausting than the day before. So I’m reminding myself (and you, if it applies) to focus more on what’s good than what’s not.
Corruption, depravity, injustice, indifference, hypocrisy, and hate all need to be exposed for what they are. But spending more time with God focusing on what’s truly good, rather than constantly studying what’s evil, isn’t ignorance or passivity. It’s strengthening your heart before dealing with draining circumstances. It’s renewing your mind in grace and truth before being assaulted by the world’s demands and judgments. It’s about being intentional with faith, hope, and love, rather than reacting to contempt, chaos, and fear.
“Fix your thoughts on what’s true, honorable, right, pure, beautiful, and good. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you’ve learned and received . . . and you will always have the God of peace with you” (Phil. 4:8-9).