ONE THING You Can Do to Stop Living in Your Head

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

─ Isaiah 26:3 ESV

ONE THING You Can Do to Stop Living in Your Head

Many of us have struggled with emotional health in the last year or so. The uncertainties of life have become even more challenging in the midst of a pandemic. The chaos can often exasperate any difficulty in life that we would normally face.

Have you gotten lost in your head, worrying about things that haven’t yet happened and may not happen? It’s easy to let your mind wonder down the road of “what if.” And if you find yourself feeling isolated and alone on that path, you suddenly realize you’ve lost your way and no longer have the peace of mind you’ve been promised as you live your life in Christ each day.

That promise is found in our verse today – He will keep you in perfect peace if you keep your thoughts on Him, simply because you know you can trust Him to work all things together for your good.

So, how can you stop living in your head and better manage those thoughts? Start by getting them out of your brain. Write down those thoughts that concern you. Go ahead! Get them down on paper as they come across your mind.

Then evaluate each one with the question: What can I do to change the situation?

Most likely you’ve already prayed about it. If not, you definitely need to take it to the Father.

Other than that, usually the answer is “nothing.” If there is something you can do, then do it. Otherwise, the answer is “No, there’s nothing I can do.”

Then, free your mind from the thought by crossing it off your list. You’ve done all you can do. You’ve given it to God. It’s His responsibility now. Wait with faith, believing He will perfect what concerns you.

Today’s One Thing

Start your list today. Spend time in prayer regarding those things that concern you. And then mark those things off one by one as you give them to God.

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