Battles truly are won or lost in the mind. Escaping the well worn ruts of lies and their companion feelings is a struggle. I want out of the ditches. My dearest friend told me to read Hebrews 11 everyday for a month in order to get my focus right. At first I doubted there was anything there that applies to one of my worries/ditches (they rotate like a “flavor of the day”)—getting a job when the world considers you ‘over-the-hill’. I have no college degree, been out of the workplace for 20 years, and struggling with several health situations. I read through the chapter; didn’t see a thing. Next day, I really did not care to read it again, but I promised so I did. There it was! – “By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.” (verse 11) Sarah’s age was not a deterrent to God. “Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14). It’s the Who of my faith that matters; God makes possible what in the natural is limiting or seems impossible. *He* provides.
Looking at oneself, others, or circumstances can be a downer; looking *up* dispels the fear and gives glory to God.