The Correct Response…
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it.
Far more important than the circumstances we face daily is how we respond to them. When we approach situations with fear, doubt and anxiety we are consumed by them and each day is filled with a quiet desperation. Let’s learn to deal with issues with faith, confidence and hope, and most assuredly victory will be won over all that we experience. Learning to maintain peace in the midst of the storm and knowing from where our help comes will provide a lasting joy and satisfaction that the world cannot disturb.
Thought for the day
Most of our difficulties and anxieties in life are subtly fed by Fear… typically the fear of not getting what we want or losing what we have. While it may be difficult to conceive of a life lived without fear; can we try to live today, just today without it? F.E.A.R. is truly False Evidence Appearing Real. And the only antidote is faith. So when you feel it creeping up from your very soulful depths don’t deny it, don’t stuff it and don’t pretend it does not exist. We must just try to stay in the now, acknowledge it, look at it, talk about it and pray it away? Try it…you’ll like it!
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. ~2 Corinthians 4:8-10,16-18~
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
~James 1:2-4 (Amp)~
But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
~John 14:26,27 (Amp)~