A Word On Pessimism: For All My Fellow Debbie Downers

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Though many may not know it, I can be very pessimistic. The grass on my side is never greener, my future isn’t always bright, and the cup is never ever half full.

I believe that pessimism stems from worry, and fear of disappointment (at least mine does).

I mean no one likes disappointment, but there are those who never look toward or count on anything because they’ve had too many incidences where things were cancelled or they just didn’t make the cut. Sure it happens to everyone, and yes we do just need to let go. But for some, these things cut deep making it difficult to let go and keep moving forward in confidence.

As a follower of Christ, worry should have no place in my life. The Bible says in Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. So when it comes to dealing with worry or disappointment that is exactly what you must do! Run to God; tell him your struggles and worries, your fears and heartaches. Once you place your trust in Him, you will see your heart and life perspective change!

Here are some verses that have been a huge encouragement to me:

Phil 4:6 (above)

Matt 6:31-34 So do not worry saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom (which is His reign in your heart) and His righteousness (to live rightly before Him), and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Jer 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I hope this post has given you that nudge needed to move toward the sunshine and/or reset your eyes on Christ!

If you don’t yet have a sweet relationship with Jesus feel free to check out my post to see how you can become a member of His family!

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