Suffering and tragedy are a part of life. But what we do with what life throws at us makes all the difference to our outcome. Some people shrink back or fall apart when difficulties arise, we must determine in the midst of adversity, in the midst of darkness and depression to keep going forward no matter how difficult it is. To remain constant and courageous when life’s storms are throwing you to & fro you must stay focussed on the promises of God. In my darkest hour, battling thoughts of suicide every minute of every day, I determined to focus on just one truth in God’s word. Even today as I write in this blog I have been meditating on the same scripture all morning (having a battle of the mind kinda day), it is written in the book of Philipians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV) In fact I claim this truth every morning… it doesn’t say the peace of God maybe will guard your heart and mind no-no- no… His peace WILL guard your heart and mind – believe it today!
When your overwhelmed ‘keep your mind occupied with God’s Word and other good thoughts. You defeat bad thoughts by thinking of something better. This is the principle of replacement. You overcome evil with good’ – Rick Warren (Romans 12:21).
Afterthought; when you step out to fulfil your God-given destiny, your enemy, the devil, will not send you a congratulations card… but do not worry ‘greater is He that is in you’ X