THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
YOU CAN’T STOP THE STORM AROUND YOU, BUT YOU CAN STOP IT FROM GETTING IN YOU
Every one of us should have a SECRET PLACE in our relationship with God, an inner SANCTUARY where you don’t allow EVERYTHING in. You GUARD your secret place against any worry, offense, bitterness, or trouble that may be happening on the OUTSIDE. You don’t let that into the inner sanctuary of your HEART. Your SECRET place should be a place of HOPE, of PEACE, of REST, of FAITH. If you’re allowing everything into your secret place—what they said, what didn’t work out, the stress, the traffic, the hurt—it will become CONTAMINATED. It will affect your ATTITUDE, your RELATIONSHIPS, your VISION, and you’ll live feeling FRUSSTRATED, UPSET, and WORRIED.
Quit giving negative things so much ATTENTION, reliving the hurt, thinking about the offense, dwelling on the disappointment. Don’t bring that close to your HEART. It doesn’t BELONG in your secret place. The GOOD news is, you CONTROL that door. You can’t stop the storm AROUND you, but you can stop the storm from getting IN you.
Psalm 91:1, NKJV
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.