By Rosie Moore

It’s hard during these times to have pleasant thoughts when the world is in such a turmoil, so I went to my little “Daily Psalms and Prayers” book for some inspiration and this is what I found:

“Oh, Lord, because I get tripped up so easily, please stay close beside me. Every step of the way, keep guiding me. When I interact with others in my daily work, give me a wise head and a caring heart. When I spend time with my family, show me how to serve them best. When I face temptations, show me a way out. I know it’s easy to fall; please keep me upright.”

This little paragraph helped me a lot when I read it and it followed me throughout the day, as I read the news in the paper and watched the action on TV concerning this world crisis we are going through. It is hard to think with optimism just now, and to do so is a challenge, but it can be done. There are so many things to be cautious about, so many things to perform so that we can remain healthy, and so many people who need to be helped, that we need God’s strength to pull us through. And remember, He will be there for us.

No matter what befalls us, the sun still shines, the springtime flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. There are so many things to be grateful for, so don’t let the worries of these moments beset you. Also, remember these verses from Psalms 23: verses 2 and 3:

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in the right paths for His names’ sake.” That’s all for this column today.

Thought for the day:

Do all the good you can,

In all the ways you can,

In every place you can,

At all the times you can,

With all the zeal you can,

As long as ever you can.   Written by John Wesley, an English preacher who founded the Methodist denomination

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