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STONE COLUMN: Our attitude is the story everyone hears

By Patty Stone
guest columnist

Psalm 61:1-2 “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.”

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

We can’t always control what happens to us, but we are responsible for our response.

It takes time to work through painful and difficult situations in life; but nothing is wasted in the providence of God.

He knows how to take every burden and turn it into a blessing. Obstacles are stepping stones, not road blocks.

God wants to take our messes and turn them into miracles. The way we view what we are facing, our attitude, and the way we speak tells a story that everyone hears.

Without a doubt, we need the Lord in good times and bad, however, we need the Lord more in times of trials. Don’t forget to read the Word of God often to renew your mind, pray before speaking and making decisions.

When overwhelmed, we can pray, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

We need God’s wisdom and guidance. In order to get the mind of Christ and keep it, one must stay in the Word daily.

Remind yourself of the goodness and faithfulness of God.

Our great God is moved by an attitude of faith and gratitude.Because of the goodness of God and His great and precious promises to us, we not only can look to victory in this life, but also in the life to come. To God be the GLORY!