Are you sick?
Are you stressed?
Are you down?
Are you looking for a job?
Are you unhappy?
Is life a struggle?
Did a loved one just learn they have cancer?
Is your child on drugs?
Is your spouse abusive?
Are you struggling with drugs or alcohol?
If you said yes to any of these questions I will NOT be sending positive thoughts your way. I will NOT be sending good vibes your way. Nor will I be focusing on a good outcome for you.
Now that might sound harsh but you first must know what I will do if you said yes to any if these questions.
I will PRAY to my Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior. I will go to the foot of His Throne on your behalf and talk to The Father about you or your loved one.
I do not believe I have the power to send anyone enough “good vibes” to make them well. Nor do I think I have the ability to make things better for you by thinking “positive thoughts”.
Yet, according to many people on Facebook they apparently think they do have such power or abilities.
Now I do not mean to sound harsh or hurtful, I just don’t get it.
The only thing I know that works is prayer. Now God’s answer may not be what I wanted but I am confident the answer is what God has planned.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1 NIV)
It is by faith in Christ I live, not by sight.
There is nothing wrong with a positive attitude. I believe such an attitude is important for our physical and mental health. But I do not believe our positive thoughts sent across space will influence anyone’s illness, job, or family crisis. But my God will make a difference.
Please know I understand people are trying to be nice and encouraging by these “positive thinking” statements. I also believe they say these things because they do not have a relationship with Christ.
When I see such comments I always pray for that person…that one day they know Christ as I do.
The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18 NIV)
Susan Werthem is a Bible study leader, speaker and author.
She takes the Word of God and shares His truth in a humorous, unique and insightful way.
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