Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
PEACE LIKE A RIVER ~ I remember hearing a song talking about peace like a river. I stopped yesterday to think about that song. Peace is something we must purpose at times of hardship. For example, My husband was a union carpenter and had a major accident in 1985. He was inside a steel column and a crane knocked it over. He would fall over 40 feet, end up with a broken knee cap, crack ribs and a life changing experiences. He would be off work for a long time and needed to retrain for a completely different job. He would become very anxious over it. The money was less and it was such a hard time of life. Our kids were 2 years and 5 years old. Living in a house with someone else anxious, can make you anxious too. It wasn't until we could see hope down the road that we felt peace. My husband worked through pain and went back to being a carpenter. After he did this, peace came and live began in a new normal again.
Do not be anxious about anything.......
It's so important to keep your mind stayed on God and knowing he is able to handle your now. So much has changed in my life. My own attitude has changed greatly and that's one thing that makes such a huge difference. It is so easy to tell someone else not to be anxious and a bit harder to tell ourselves. The truth is, life happens to each of us in ways we never expected. We should never compare situations of life, but hard for someone else is important to me too. I have learned over my years to meant people at where they are in life. Words are far more valuable than you might realize. I keep words inside my brain that people have said both negative and positive. Trying hard to let go of the negative, but honestly, they pop back once in a while.
2 Corinthians 10:5 New King James Version (NKJV)casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
Every thought take captivity to the obedience of Christ
Good words and good thoughts are what makes person rest in knowing God is able. Peace comes to those who trust the Lord with all their hearts. I have found myself needing to purpose peace at times. If I can't do anything about what is happening, I give it to God. Sure I think about it, but there is no need to keep playing it over and over inside my head. Turning my mind to listening to christian music or something that brings me to a happy place. Never forgetting to take a deep breath and allowing God time to work.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Peace like a river, let it flow......
My thoughts and prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends.