A poor widow had two sons. She was consumed with their success, and feared that they would fail. Both were self-employed. One sold umbrellas and the other one sold fans.
The first thing she would do each morning was to run to the window to check the weather. If it was raining, she would sigh and say, “Oh, me, no one will want to buy fans today. It’s going to be cool.” And, if it was sunny, she would fret and say, “Oh my, no one will need an umbrella because it’s not raining.”
One day a friend said to her, “Listen, if the sun is shining someone will buy a fan and if it’s raining, someone will buy an umbrella. The weather is always changing so someone will always buy one or the other.”
Many of us allow the conditions around us to control the attitude that’s in us. It’s “what’s out there” that controls “what’s in here.” Wrong! We have things backward. When we are “in Christ” we need to go to Him and ask Him to fill our hearts with thanksgiving and joy for all that we have “in Him.” We have all of His promises available to us in His Word. And if we accept them, rain or sun, come what may – God is in control and will give us what we need.
Prayer: Lord, help us to see things through Your eyes, and know that Your care for us exceeds what ever need we might have. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,