Negativity can overwhelm us and override our focus and attitude, resulting in feelings where you become negative and feel defeated. But, we choose our focus. If you want to experience God’s peace, change your thought life. Read more for how to make a shift and obtain peace.
Scripture tells us that trials will come. Whether it’s depression we are facing, or cancer, financial crisis, or any other “storm,” we have a choice to make on where to give our focus so that we can find peace in the storm.
Have you ever grown tired in your struggle? Weary of trying? Wondered “why bother?” It might shock some to know, I have. I learned valuable lessons while watching the sunrise on a crabby morning. The most unlikely of creatures taught me about the peace that comes from perseverance.
The frustration of facing an out of control situation and unreliable, undependable people caused me to spend some quiet moments away by myself. God gave me a directive that I wasn’t thrilled with initially. But, as I walked in obedience, I learned God’s cure for a bad attitude. One simple mindset shift is all it took to break the hold the enemy had on me and shift my focus to the Lord.
I was completely stunned the day I was diagnosed with cancer. As I listened to the words of the doctor, I knew I had a choice to make: I could cave to worry, fear, and anxiety, or I could fight back with the truth of God’s word. I wrote down 18 Scriptures and truth declarations that I could stand on during the hard times.