When I look at the devastation all around me –
When I listen to prayer requests about children with brain tumors-
Family units falling apart-
When I hear about family violence-
Kids going hungry-
Kids dealing with adult problems –
When I see depression strangling people-
All my worries seem so trivial. A messy house, a busy schedule, a flat tire, a broken door handle, computers crashing, a to-do list a mile long – of course I can keep going. However, in light of everything going on around me these little problems are pretty petty.
It’s so important to remember that the devil uses these nonessential bothers to work us up in the most un-Christlike way. DO NOT let him win. Don’t focus on these medial issues. Focus on winning souls to Christ. Focus on the hurting. Focus on God.
Lord, please help me to see past these trivial issues. Help me move past these meager problems and focus on the bigger picture. Give me your eyes so that I may see past me. Give me your heart for the hurting and the lost.
“But Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.'” – Matthew 16:23