Choosing peace

If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Rom. 8:31b

We can’t control what happens to us but we do get to choose how to interpret and respond. Never underestimate the love of God nor the power of the company and equipment He uses to help. If we interpret bad stuff as aimed at us by God or a sign that He has abandoned us, we are going to assume certain attitudes and attributes apply to God that may make receiving His love, peace, and help more difficult for us. If we respond to bad stuff as victims or even combatants, we may actually diminish our ability to effectively process and manage what is happening to us. If we choose to start from a premise that God loves us and desires good for us, that His power includes whatever is happening to us now, and that He equips us and those around us with the insights, gifts, and talents to solve or manage our situation, we can experience our circumstances from a mental and spiritual environment where peace and perspective prevail.

Father, just like everything else, You’ve got this.