For some reason, the last couple days I've been focusing on my circumstances. Not that I have any major crises right now; but for some reason I've just been kind of "down", thinking about things going on with my son and Nichole, my mother-in-law, etc.
Today I was reading during my devotions, and came across two statements that were an encouragement to me. They are by Warren Wiersbe.
" Someone has described 'circumstances' as "those nasty things you see when you get your eyes off of God". If you look at God through your circumstances, He will seem small and very far away, but if by faith you look at your circumstances through God, He will draw very near and reveal His greatness to you."
"Look at others, and be distressed; look at yourself, and be depressed; look to God, and you'll be blessed."