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Your First Thought

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.  2 Corinthians 1:3-6 AMP

Photo courtesy of pixabay.It happened again—an explosive temper from one I love.

I do love this person, but the pain remained. I left their presence, but I was walking wounded. I rewound the scene and played it over in my mind. Why, I don’t know. This didn’t need to happen. I sought comfort.

I turned to pizza instead of God and went to one of my favorite pizza places. Sad, I know, but I tend to turn to favorite foods for comfort. Later in the evening, God whispered, “Why didn’t you turn to me for comfort?” I searched for the truth, then replied. “It wasn’t my first thought, God. I’m so sorry! Help me make You my first thought.”

As I took my second step out of the restaurant, a gust of wind blew the box from my hand. After looking both ways to see if anyone was watching, I cleaned up the parking lot. I decided the five-second rule didn’t apply to asphalt. Then I went back in and ordered another pizza. 

My turning to food first, instead of God, made for an expensive medium pizza. Lesson learned ... I hope.

Make God your first thought in tough times, not your last resort.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Mark Brady

Mark A. Brady is retired but is a full-time author and speaker who lives in Tulsa, OK. He has two kids and two granddaughters. He is active in his church, heading up the church’s security team. He has blogged every weekend for five years, and his blog has been read in over 100 countries. He is pursuing publication of two books. You can visit his blog at www.bradymarka.com


  1. Most wonderful, Mark (: