Psalm 4: 8

In peace, I will lie down for you, Lord, alone makes me dwell in safety and confident trust.

So, yesterday I talked about jumping off the emotional roller coaster with all those emotional highs and lows.  They may be fun for a moment, but in the long run, it’s too exhausting.  I don’t want the roller coaster, I want God’s  peace, tranquility, contentment, and joy.  But I’ll admit, those things can be hard to find when you or a loved one is involved in a long-term journey with an illness or other adversity.

So, today’s post is short and sweet (just like me!).

I’m looking for some practical ways to jump off the coaster.

Here’s a few things I do:

1. When anxiety comes (and it will) I say a short sentence prayer.

2. I remind myself God loves me and He will work all things out for my good.

3. Focus on things I can change, such as better eating and exercise.

4. Listen to praise music.

5. Focus on doing something nice for someone else. I can’t do a whole lot right now, so  I make greeting cards and send them out to other people.

What do you do to stay more grounded in God’s peace and joy?

 

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