Acts 26:2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before you concerning all the things of which I am accused of the Jews:

God made our minds so powerful until we can change our disposition. He’s given us the ability to think ourselves happy.

Paul was imprisoned, surrounded by rats, roaches, and probably barely fed because he preached the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the midst of that situation, he utilized his God-given ability to think himself happy.

We may be facing or will face unpleasant circumstances. Some of our circumstances seem downright awful. In the midst of that situation, we have the ability to think ourselves happy.

We think ourselves happy by meditating on the goodness and promises of God. It may be a trying situation, but thank God it’s not worse. We may be struggling financially, but praise God we have a place to stay and food to eat. We meditate on how God delivered us out of a terrible situation in the past, and how He’s already made a way for us to escape this current situation (1 Corinthians 10:13). Meditate on God’s saving power, His healing power, and His love towards us.

Thinking ourselves happy WILL have to be done continuously because we have an enemy who will bombard our minds with thoughts focused on our current situation and not the promises of God. So, remember Proverbs 23:7 which says for as he thinks within himself, so he is. We embody what we think.