Wrong thoughts cannot produce a right life.

Negative thoughts can make you feel sad and anxious. They take the joy out of life and they can take a toll on your physical health. That is why it is so important to learn how to deal with them.

Change your mind now. Whatever hurt you in your past does not have to hurt you today. Forgiveness gives you the power to heal and move on. It is easy to focus on what did not work out, what did not happen, the mistakes you have made, or what someone else did to you.

Take your eyes off the problems that are trying to weigh you down, instead lift up your eyes and look at the promises of God. That is how you rise above where you are right now. A scar of beauty sounds like a contradiction.

How can a scar be beautiful? You think of scars as just the opposite: ugly, painful, something you would rather forget, you would like to hide, not to let anyone see it.

But only God, the Great Physician, can take that ugly wound, a bitter divorce, a painful loss, an unexpected illness and turn it into something beautiful. You did not deserve the mercy, you did not see how it could work out and the odds were against you, but God not only brought you through,

He turned it into a scar of beauty. Now, when you look at it, you are grateful. You don not remember the pain; and the hurt. You remember the goodness of God. In every valley of trouble, there is a door of hope.

When you find that door of hope, you will discover renewal of youth, a youthful vibrancy to sing again and to find your springtime again. No matter what troubles come, the Lord is faithful to ensure that those times of testing will not overcome you.

Rather, He will make a way of escape, your door of hope. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (1 Cor. 10:13).

Every day that you put off or delay living true to your heart, you lessen your happy tomorrow’s. I declare God has good things for you even in bad situations.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane