Matthew 5:9 New International Version (NIV)
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
God not only wants us to know that Jesus gives us peace, but we are to be peacemakers of life. A book called, "BIBLE" is full of scriptures to help us. I have been troubled in life and opened my Bible to find a scripture of hope. I have choices of living the Bible or not. You have those same choices. We can look at situations of life and feel overwhelmed. Yet, if we could only learn to turn to God and allow him to bring peace of mind and soul.
Colossians 3:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
I don't have all the answers of life, but I certainly know the importance of holding onto God's word. His promise are true and only God can give you true peace. A restful mind is important and resting in his word makes life better. I am not saying everything is easy, because it's not. I am saying that trusting God brings peace knowing he is able. I say that a lot but I mean it. I have seen situations of hard things turn to peace. Our own mindset is valuable.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Do not conform to the pattern of this word, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
Renewing of the mind is a daily process of life. When negative comes, I turn it around as quickly as I can. The enemy of my soul wants me to doubt the power of God and I just won't. Life is too short and I know this too well. Purpose this a good day, keep the peace in your mind and soul. God is totally able to handle this day and your thoughts are powerful. Thoughts turn to action and let them be good ones.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.