A Proper Focus in a Time of Worry...

So, yes. There is a mess in our country. If I think too hard about the wrong man becoming president I get really upset...then I remember what I really should be focusing on...that no matter what...God is the same. Always. Yesterday, Today and Forever. No election or financial crisis will ever come close to changing that. No amount of worldly bad can take away the true good in my life...the things that count for something no matter how much money we have...my Jesus, My Doug, My Moses, My baby(that Doug got to feel KICK two nights ago!!) and the fact that we are all together, living in love and happiness that is rarely affected by the amount in the bank account. I know we all have good we can choose to focus on. I have been in the darkest of places and could always find the good so I know it is possible but it is a choice. Choose today to find the good and cling to that.

I dug around today for some verses to share here...I hope they bless you the way that they have blessed me.

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26

From Matthew:
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Once again I am reminded that our Fathers yoke is light!!!! and He wants to carry our burdens! What a relief, right? So please, I would love to hear the good that YOU are choosing to focus on today? Please comment freely. :)
In the spirit of lightening burdens I thought that I would mention that I am a trade friendly shop and I am working on my Christmas list!! :) If you have a shop or sight and you are up for trades with anyone (not just me), leave a comment on this post so people can find you. :) This does not mean that you HAVE to trade but that you would be willing if you can find the right goodies. :)

Be blessed today and FIND that good!!


Amy Bell said...

your post today was perfect. perfect for me today....thank you. lots going on...abiding in Him. wow.

i would be willing to trade! :)

Molly said...

I wish everyone would think like that everyday. But we can only pray and guide those who do not know the word yet. Thanks for an awesome post and hope everything is going great with the pregnancy.
~Molly P

Krista said...

Your post was perfect...let go & let God is what I always remind myself when I start to worry too much. Also, 'God never said it would be easy, he said it would be WORTH it'...love that one too!

I don't have much in my store right now but I am open to trades also :)


Sara said...

That was a great post, especially for what's been on my mind today. I am very thankful for all I have, my boys are healthy and I have a great husband that loves me. That's really most of what matters.

Margaret said...

Those verses from Matthew are ones that I think of often. I know that I am very blessed. Things I am focusing on right know include Jesus, my husband, and my kids. My husband just got a promotion which came with a nice raise, so that is a blessing for us.

I am a trade friendly shop.

April said...

Much needed reminder !!!

Trade Friendly for sure !!

~Mama Skates~ said...

i really needed to read that post - especially today! thx so much!

Marie said...

Hello! In light of everything that has happened to our family during the hurricane, God has given me his perfect peace about it. Those are 2 verses that I just love and think about often, thanks for sharing them.

I love trades too! My shop is bare right now, but I will be adding slowly. Check my sold items if you are interested in a trade. http://bellamariedesigns.etsy.com

Eric and Michelle said...

Yeah! for Doug feeling the baby

Holly said...

Thank you for this reminder, sweet Crystal. GREAT scriptures too.

Good thoughts...grateful thoughts..
will be my focus.....THANK YOU!!!


Vinyl Rocks My World said...

Thank you for this post! I have never heard that excerpt from Luke.. that is exactly what I needed today!

I would also love to trade!

Amy said...

What a great post. It's nice to know there are still some good Christian's out there these days.

I would be willing to trade, too!

CJC said...

thanks for the post, i LOVE the reminder that psalms gives us to "be still and know that HE is God" you can't worry/fret or be anxious and obey that command..so it all comes down to trusting, believing and obeying Him for the truest peace in today's world of turmoil!

though i am not on etsy, i'm a trade friendly mary kay consultant. i have stock (lots of great gifts for the teacher, babysitter, etc) and am not really doing it as business as much as i am to support my own mk habit :) and teach skin care essentials to the next generation (i live in a college town)
visit me online at www.marykay.com/cjclayton email cjclayton@marykay.com
(btw, i'm crystal's sister-in-law)

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

thank you for such a great post... the whole "political" scene has actually brought me to tears... the ugly of it! you nailed it... HE is where the focus should be!

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