Did You Catch It?
Read Exodus 16:1 through 18:27
Negativity is contagious. People can develop it themselves or catch it from others. Once it starts spreading, it can contaminate a community. It affects people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
The Israelites suffered many bad outbreaks en route to the Promised Land.
But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” (Exodus: 17:3).
Is negativity curable? Yes. The antidote is prayer and trusting God. When negativity hovers, try to quiet your thoughts and turn to God. Prayer takes attention away from yourself and directs your focus to the Holy Spirit. He may direct you to practical ways to solve the problems you face. He may guide you to seek wise counsel or professional help. Trust Him; your life and outlook will be changed.
Prayer Suggestion: God, help me to always trust You, and please help me not to absorb or spread negativity.
Quicklook: Exodus 17:1–7
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