When the going gets tough, we need to remind ourselves that there is a way to be peaceful, in the midst of our storms. Isaiah has these words for us: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3). In the middle of your struggles, do you keep your mind focused on God and how He wants you to view your situation? It is very tempting to focus solely on your problems, but that will most certainly bring you down. Reorient your mind to the One who is able to calm the storm and bring peace to our troubled hearts. He knows what you are going through and has your best in mind.

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!