I’m not trying to distract you from what’s going on in the world, but now and then, we need to take a break from all the negative aspects of our lives and the things happening around us. We have come upon a dark pattern of existence, but only if we focus on worldly affairs. Rather than dwell on negative things, here’s what the Bible says to think about:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
Don’t shut out what’s going on because you must stay aware, but it’s better not to obsess over it. Take a break. It’s summer; go to the beach or the lake. Take a walk in the woods and spend some alone time with God. Do something that helps you connect with him on a deeper level. Make your primary focus the Father, and he will work out the plans for his children in due time.