True Focus

To hear or see the news on the television is depressing. Around the world, troubles seem to be growing. There are nations fighting nations wanting more power or land. The numbers of refugees and displaced persons are growing. Volcanoes, global warming, tsunamis, drought; the natural world is groaning. Good news is not recorded news.

The health of some of my friends is worrying, some have cancer, some have memory loss. Families I know are disintegrating and some are grieving the death of a loved one. As the hymn-writer says ‘ Death and decay in all around I see.’

But am I looking in the wrong place? While not wanting to forget the troubles of the world, that is not where my focus must be. We have our trials while on this earth but my God is in control. By looking to Him we will be concentrating on the right priorities. ‘Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, think on these things.’ Philippians 4:8