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When is the last time that you went to a peaceful place? Sometimes, it helps to get away to a quiet place and collect your thoughts when you are going through a rough time. Perhaps, you like to go for walks or just out in nature. No matter where you go, you can always take the Lord with you. You can also lean on your support system, in times of trouble.

When you are in trouble, Psalm 37:1 says not worry about those who come against you or those who appear to be getting away with the wrong that they do to you. Likewise, you can be at peace in spite of the bothersome situations in your life. Meanwhile, you don’t have to scheme or cut corners to get ahead. If God is your Father, Jesus is your Lord, and the Holy Spirit is your guide, why should you worry about anything or anyone? God will work it out for the good (Romans 8:28).

Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.  Psalm 37:1

While this may seem easier said than done, it is possible to do. It is possible to not worry about what others may do or have done. Sure, you may think about your issues once and a while. For example, you may be in the midst of your day and recall what someone said to you. You may think about how it felt deep inside.

Still, this doesn’t mean that you are worried. Worrying is not being able to focus on anything but that particular issue. So much so, it prevents you from getting on with the business of your present life.

When hurtful thoughts come to mind, replace them with the promises of God and how much you are loved by Him. Remember, we all have things that can worry us, but they don’t have to steal our peace. Some of these things may be an unfriendly co-worker, a sour relationship, or a bill collector that won’t cut you any slack on a bill that is due.

These are all real issues. Yet, when you give these situations to God and allow Him to handle them, you can have peace in your heart and mind. When life gets difficult, you can spend your moments focused on the Word of God and work God has for you, such as a ministry (serving others). Along with this, you can also enjoy time with your family and friends. Finally, focus on what is true and real in your life (Philippians 4:8). Let the bad things go, and keep your joy!

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation.

Psalm 35:9