“What Are You Thinking About Today?”

Moods and Thoughts

by Dona Hake


As I was awakening this morning I was thinking about what I was going to share on this devotional and my mind and heart started to think about the words- good mood vs. bad mood. I can remember a boss I once had that was extremely moody. Everyone would tense up when they could see she was in a very bad mood. It framed everyone’s day because we were under her leadership and had to deal with how she acted. As a result of her moodiness we would all be on edge and it affected the way we worked together. I believe with all my heart that God wants no one to live in this frame of mind.

I believe that God’s Word is clear about this. Many times circumstances around us can pull us down like quick sand. When God’s Word is not permeating our mind, we can quickly feel overwhelmed and down in the dumps. If we are weak and feel alone, we can easily be sucked into depths of sorrow and sadness. Circumstance can cause anger and fear as well. God will always show us how to rise above what is going on around us. This is what Paul wrote in the book of Philippians about it:

Philippians 4:8
Amplified Bible (AMP)
“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you.”

“Think on and weigh” are the words that stand out to me here. Many times we need to take what is weighing us down and allow the good that is going on around us and then weigh the good against the bad. It is no wonder that Paul assures that the God of peace will be with us as we fill our mind with pondering good things. Let us strive to think on good things that we may own an untroubled and undisturbed mind today!