SINGLE(mom)HOPE Daily Devotional

Day 17
Fixed on You

I played basketball during my high school years. There were times when the coach would prepare the team for our opponent and the best defense would be “Man on Man”. I remember being told by the coach, “Stay fixed on your man” (in my case girl). He would say, wherever she goes, you go. If she runs into the stands you go with her; no matter what stay fixed on her.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3

As a single mom, your thoughts can run away from you so easily. The overwhelmed emotions you can feel can hijack your thoughts. Peace is so wonderful and can seem an experience seldom known. What if peace can be experienced as a result of fixing your thoughts on Christ? I am still learning this. What I have learned is that my thoughts can gently lead my emotions when my thoughts are fixed on Christ. Focusing on His promises, His provisions, His goodness, His love, His mercy, His faithfulness, His kindness, His joy, His power, and so much more will settle your anxious heart and bring peace.

Whatever circumstances stare you in the face, will you take the time to fix your thoughts on Christ? Will you allow who He is wash over your soul? Will you rest in Him? Dear single mom, your circumstances may not change the way you desperately desire in the timing you would prefer. Your circumstances could make a complete turnaround and the relief you crave happens. I don’t know what your needs are or when you need things to take place, or what your heart desires. I only know this, the way to experience peace deep within is to fix your thoughts on Him.