“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things “ (Philippians 4:8).
I caught myself thinking of this verse today as I read through Psalm 76. You see, all too often, I focus on the things gone wrong and my circumstances unrelenting. This continued focus on things gone wrong takes its toll. It ruins just about everything. There must be something to break the pattern. Something to restore hope and peace.
Philippians 4:8 does that for me. In fact, when I finally find the quiet place where I allow my head and my heart to return to God, I hear him. I hear that still soft voice that is ever so refreshing. With his reassurance, I am reminded of the good things he has done. I also become aware of the good things he is doing.
When I see them, there is no containment. My joy overflows. In these moments, God’s majesty is revealed and I must celebrate it. His power is portrayed, and I stand in awe of it. In this place, with his power, everything is right.