Some of you may think that my blog posts are always negative. A few people have called me a hater and I’ve even been discriminated against for my posts, where a blogger and book promoter refused to work with me because of my beliefs. Standing up for God, for Christianity, for millions of innocent lives being murdered every day and it’s called a “choice,” and wanting God’s promise to be taken back, spreading the Gospel to others, is not hate. It’s a part of who I am and it’s showing God’s love to the world by telling them the truth, even if that truth isn’t what they want to hear.
Sometimes, the truth isn’t easy.
But no matter what your social, world, political, or religious beliefs are, this is a hard time for everyone. With COVID-19 running wild, so many people getting sick, including our own President and his family, so many people dying and being killed, so much violence, so many suicides, with the quarantine and loneliness that everyone is going through, even I admit that the world needs more positivity.
We need to try to focus on the good things.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Some of you may be asking, “Well, what good things?” What good things do we have to think about, to dwell on?
Most of us have friends and family. Even if we’re quarantined and can’t see them, we can be grateful for the Internet that enables us to see them and talk to them from far away. Imagine being quarantined a hundred years ago or earlier than that. Can you imagine the deep loneliness they might have gone through?
If you aren’t sick, you should feel blessed for your health. If you have money and are able to provide for your families, or you have your job, you can feel blessed. If you have children or pets, you can watch and play with them and smile, thinking on these good and pure things.
Regardless of the injustice going on in the world, you can still be grateful if you live in the United States and for the freedoms we still have. There are still countries out there who kill people for being Christians, for being homosexuals, where women still have no rights of their own, and are married off without consent, places where jobs aren’t available, where they don’t have many hospitals, where they don’t have health care, and even children are searching for their next meal.
Find the small things in your life, whatever blessings and good things they may be. No matter what difficulties and hardships you’re going through, try to find something good to hold onto, to dwell on, to focus your mind and thoughts on. Don’t let all the negativity going on in the world right now get you down. Stay encouraged and uplifted and then, share that with others who need it.
We all need it right now!