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Whatever. My alarm went off at 6:15 this morning… and as I hit snooze with a bad attitude, this verse rushed into my mind. I asked God to help me have nine more minutes to get my mind in the right frame, letting this verse pour over my thoughts as I rested.

I didn’t enjoy the alarm any better when it went off at 6:24. But this time, knowing I had to get out of bed one way or another, God’s word pointed me in the right direction.

When I’m tired, I get grumpy. The problems in the world, including my own flaws, failings, and festering worries, can mock my mind.

But I choose today to see whatever is good. I choose to trust God enough to consider… and to pursue… and to place my hope in whatever is true.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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