An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Pick a Path

(Psa 43:5 KJV)  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

(Proverbs 19 also read)

The Psalms continually show that emotions can drag us down.  David demonstrates it on a regular basis.  Why should we feel that we are any better?  It is how we respond that makes the difference.

It is amazing how much of our response to life is based on our decisions.  We think our emotions are like free agents.  Often we claim there is nothing we can do about depression.  I guess that may be true.  There are causes based on our physical condition, but for most of us, most of the time our emotions are sculpted by our decisions.

So?  We can chose to hope.  We can chose to trust.  We can chose to allow God to help us dig out of the sloth of despair that we have allowed ourselves to sink into.  Many of the “emotions” we think of, such as love, are really decisions.  Choose wisely. 

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