The Street to Private Peace – Greg Laurie Day by day Devotion
Tuesday March 17th, 2020
The path to personal peace
You will keep everyone who trusts you, everyone whose thoughts are on you, in complete peace! (Isaiah 26: 3 NLT)
If you want to overcome fear and worry, you have to think right. In other words, think about what you're thinking about.
In Philippians 4: 8 we are told: "Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right and pure and lovely and admirable. Think of things that are excellent and commendable" (NLT). If you want personal peace , he starts here.
Why is the mind important? It is the command center. With our minds we reach the past through memories and we reach the future through imagination. We have to learn to think correctly and biblically. 2 Corinthians 10: 5 states: “We grasp their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ” (NLT).
The next time you have problems, you can try talking to yourself. We have to tell ourselves to think biblically because it is not always a given. For example, we see the writer's despair in Psalm 42: “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad "But then the writer continues:" I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God! "(Verses 5–6 NLT).
Many of the psalms are songs and prayers. You are honest. And when we read some of them, we may think, "I can't pray that." But go ahead and pray that. Go ahead and say, “Lord, I'm just hurt. . . . I'm in pain right now. . . . I don't understand that at the moment. . . . I'm struggling with it right now. "
The next time you feel depressed and think, "I don't know how I'm going to get through this situation," quote the Bible. Remember the truth of God's Word. That is what it means to think biblically.
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