Choosing the default

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Rom 5:5

Focus on our own fears, frustrations, disappointment, and unmet desires – basically on our selves – may seem like an inescapable default setting. But we do have a choice. The Holy Spirit speaks into our hearts: that He loves us and that we matter and we can choose to think about that and process what is happening to us through that lens.

Lord, change my default setting from disappointment to hope.