Talk to Yourself!

East River 2018, Harry Durgin

The world situation is sobering. Murder. Violence. “Smash and Grab.” Car hijackings. Abductions. Sex trafficking. Thefts of all sorts. Arson. Cheating. Lying. Slander. And on and on. And on.

God warned us that this was coming.

But remember this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy, 3:1-5)

I have to be careful that I not sink into depression about the state of my country. I have to be mindful that I not focus on how it used to be, comparing it to now, and imaging a horrible future.

Instead, I must talk to myself using God’s word.

God warned us, so I should praise Him that His word is coming to pass.

God is the righteous judge, so I should praise Him that He will justly judge evil doers at His appointed time.

God is for us (His saved children), so I should praise Him that He will be with us and never leave us.

God told us that all evil will be destroyed, that death will be defeated, that He will dry our every tear, and that His righteousness wins. YAY!

Praise Almighty God.


Talking God’s word to yourself isn’t the only thing to do, of course. God may call you for some sort of action. And we all have responsibilities to Him. But correctly talking to yourself is fundamental.