My best friend’s favorite piece of advice to me is two simple words: Don’t think! We’ve made it more specific with additions like, “Especially after dinner,” or, as I told her today, “Don’t even think after lunch.”
Maybe it’s just me, but after a certain point in the day, it really is best if I don’t think about anything important! My late-night journal entries are proof that it’s after dinner when I’m most plagued by doubts, fears, and extreme emotions. It’s late at night when I forget to look at my situation through God’s eyes, and instead look through my own eyes, my vision blurred by tears.
Lamentations 3:22-23 tell us that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. I take special comfort in that verse, after crying myself to sleep at night. I may wake up in the morning with puffy eyes, but usually I have a smile on my face, because as Psalm 30:5 says, “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning!” And if only I wouldn’t think after dinner, I’d save myself the puffy eyes!
Thus my advice to you today is, Don’t think, especially after dinner!