Ever noticed, if you wait for a battle to hit, you're too late. If you wait until you’re in the heat of an argument with someone, you usually have a hard time responding kindly. If you get that phone call late at night, without preparing, you find yourself in panic-mode. If you end up in the hospital next to your child's bed because of a catastrophe, you tend to freak out. If we don't know how to handle things, our emotions usually handle us.
Or, at least this is what usually happened with me.
I've discovered there is a way to prepare for the seemingly unpreparable moments. One specific and very effective way to do this is by storing God's Word in our mind. This way, when we don't know what to think, we can quickly remind ourselves:
1. How God thinks.
2. What God is prone to do.
3. How we can trust God.
4. How He sees us.
5. Who is in charge.
Getting to these 5 points in the heat of battle is getting back to the reality of truth, rather than relying on assumptions and wild reactions.
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32
Let's take a moment and commit a few of these verses to memory.
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