Doctors have discovered that more than 75% of mental and physical illnesses come from our thought life! The Lord created each of us in a way that if we can control our thoughts, most of our physical and mental problems would disappear. The Scriptures teach us, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7).”

Much of it comes down to control. We must come to the realization that there are many things in life we just can’t control. We are not responsible for decisions others make, even when they affect us. But we can control how we respond to each situation we face. It is what happens on the inside of us that counts. We are responsible to choose minute by minute to trust in our God who gives us true peace when we feel like life is out of control.

We need the Lord desperately. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Is. 26:3).