The world is full of negativity these days, and it affects us all. The reality is that times are tough. It’s hard to find meaning and truth sometimes.
The more you develop your relationship with Jesus, the more you understand our complicated world. Also, you understand yourself more. Christ is the key to stay positive, even in the worst situations.
Another thing that leads to negativity or depression is being alone. Remember, the Christian faith is a faith of community. Be a part of your church. Don’t expect the people you find there to be perfect — instead, love them for their humanity. And rejoice with the Body of Christ knowing that all things will be well.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 6:2b-10
PRAYER TO STAY POSITIVE
Oh merciful Lord,
Negativity and noise try to bring me down and isolate me. So I call out to you now.
In the name of Jesus, cast out the enemy and his lies telling me everything is over, and there is no hope.
Fill me with the Spirit of God telling me I am loved, washed clean and reborn in Christ.
May I be steady and quick. Let my faith deflect the enemy’s attack. Strike him down with your Word, oh mighty Lord.
I rejoice in my weakness as it brings me to your feet. A place of glory. A place of rest.
Make it this way for me, oh loving Lord,
In the name of Jesus,