This is my focus for today. Jesus says, “I am with you always!” I am watching The Bible mini-series on DVD. The words that have spoken to me the most have been these. So many times this week I have felt loneliness. Searching to Facebook for some type of connection. Praying that my roommate would have extra time to talk to me. Starving for something to do at work just to get my mind off of it. But these feelings are nothing compared to the pain and suffering that Jesus went through on the cross for us all. By His stripes I am healed and that should be all that I think about if I am in physical pain. Pain–emotional or physical–can no longer be my focus. Fatigue cannot rule my life anymore. I cannot allow Satan to steal anymore life from me. I shall not focus on what I do not have, but praise God for what He has already given me. This is a new day. I cannot go back to the old ways of thinking and acting anymore. I have to allow the blood of Jesus to cover my emotions, my health, my work, my finances, and most of all now–my future.