1 Corinthians 3:7: "So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth."
Job 15:31: "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment."
Romans 12:12: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
1 Corinthians 10:31: "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
John 8:12: "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
We are meant to transcend this broken world and enter into glorious new life in Christ. Instead of focusing our minds on the troubles around us, we are to fix our eyes on the higher, bigger picture of God's Kingdom. In John 16:33,
It's Your Mindset:
The practical application of rising in our struggles will be the focus of today's devotional. Before we can discuss behavior, we have to address mindset.
Matthew 5:16: "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Romans 12:2: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
2 Corinthians 7:10: "For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death."