… that when you focus on problems, you will have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you will have more opportunities.
In “What to do on the Worst Day of Your Life,” by Brian Zahnd, the author quotes Bishop Goddowell Avwomakpa as saying, “When you make God bigger, you make your trouble smaller.”
There are many examples in the Bible of those in trouble or perilous situations “singing praises to God.” Elihu told Job that “God gives songs in the night.” Paul and Silas, while in prison, “sang praises to God.” In Nehemiah 8:10, we are told “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Ok, this can be the day’s ‘ear worm’ as our organist likes to call those little tunes you can’t get out of your head – “The joy of the Lord is my strength, the joy of the Lord is my strength …”)
As Paul says, we need to “think ourselves happy!”