Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
Life is not always kind, or even “fair”. When external stress and pressures build up, it can be oh-so-tempting to sink into an pattern of pessimistic thinking that only serves to pull us farther into a pit of depression.
It is true that some earthly situations are not easily resolved. And others may never be exactly “right”, according to our own estimation. But that does not mean there is no hope of a better future for the Christian…if not here, then when we enter eternity, for sure.
We can always choose for our thoughts to dwell in either our temporary sorrows or on the promise of a blessed forever home in God’s presence.