The Devil got his grip on me last week. Did everything he could to make me miserable ... covered my body with chiggers and sores ... thought I would die.
"Why me?" I thought to myself. "What have I done to merit such grief?" And I pondered the old story of Job and his boils. In the second chapter, we read, "Satan made sores break out all over Job's body. Job went and sat by the garbage dump." (Job 2:7-9)
I've found myself sitting by the garbage dump fairly often, haven't you? So many times, my problems and my griefs and my distress become greater in my mind than God's mercies and God's love and God's marvelous provisions.
Can't say we don't have a right to complain now and then ... but why cry those salty tears so often, when you can change your tune and change your life by concentrating on the good things God has heaped upon you?
Count your many blessings. See what God has done. And like Job, you too will find victory over Satan's wicked darts.
Francis Guither, a pastor for 46 years, is the author of seven books. Guither is retired and lives in Quincy at Good Samaritan Home with his wife Katharine. His most recent church was Carthage United Methodist.