CATCH THAT THOUGHT
Read Isaiah 43: 1-3
We take captive every thought to
make it obedient to Christ.
My husband and I often played boules with our children
on holidays. The object of the game is to roll larger, heavy
balls across the ground toward a smaller target ball. Part of
the game’s challenge comes from the way the ball interacts
with uneven ground. It is frustrating when my ball lands near
the target, but then rolls farther and farther away!
My thoughts are sometimes like the ball. The ground of
my life might be relatively flat, with no particular problems I
am aware of. Yet sometimes a fearful thought springs up, and
before I know it, my imagination has supplied a whole string
of fears, leaving me a long way from where I was aiming.
When fear pulls me away from Jesus, I refocus my heart
and mind on him through prayer, praise, and Bible reading.
I want Jesus to be the center
of my life. I turn to the
Lord for forgiveness and
cleansing, knowing that he
has already died for me.
Fearfulness seems to be part
of who I am, but I am learning to trust in the Lord. Rather than be filled with fear, I can
choose to put my faith in Christ every day.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to know your presence and to bring all
our thoughts back to you as our center. Amen.
Claire Bell (South Australia, Australia)
Prayer Focus: THOSE STRUGGLING WITH
Thought for the Day
Jesus is always with me.
I will choose to trust him.