"But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Proverbs 4:18
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12
The heavy blanket of gray and threatening clouds seemed to follow me as I drove down the hill after letting the children off for school. The morning had not gone well and already the day seemed old and rotten. All I wanted to do was turn around and go back home where I could try to start the day over again. My mood was as dark as the sky above me as my mind remained intent on finding the negatives of everything around me. A red light stopped me for a brief moment and I had time to glance around outside of my dreary place. Something bright and cheery caught my attention and I looked up and saw blue skies directly in front of me. The moment my eyes saw the light, something inside me clicked and I felt a twinge of hope, a slight chance that things might not be so bad after all. The light turned green and I continued on, keeping my eyes focused straight ahead on the light blue that opened up before me. If I turned my head to the right or the left, I would have seen the gray once again and my hope and growing cheerfulness would have gradually faded away again. It did not take long for the heaviness to dissipate and float away like the fog of early morning as I focused on the blue and soon everything seemed right in my world again.
Are you feeling the heaviness of a burden today? Are you focusing on the circumstances around you and thinking negative thoughts about everyone and everything? Do you feel like the cloud cover is growing bigger and the rain cloud of tears is going to burst at any moment? Take your eyes off the gray clouds for a moment and let the Light y give you hope. Jesus is the Light of the world and His light will guide our feet along the perfect path. Trust in Him and always focus on the blue.