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        Life has been very frustrating for me for the last 3 days. Job, relationships, problems etc. Last night and this morning I found time to give thanks. It really helps. I also am focusing on praising the Lord.
        Second, I printed out the Feb 18th Armor of God thread which is already helping. That article quotes “Whatever is true, noble, right, pure,” etc, think about that. Based on that, I am focusing on thinking about something positive and good. This is a big improvement for me. When life gets bad I go to “My” solutions, not “God’s” solutions. I am changing that.
        Third, studying that verse, I realized today that I had been thinking in a way that was not really “true.” God’s ways are true and best for me. Falling to my lower desires don’t make my life better.
        Finally, I am horrified that I have never printed out a page of the best verses on frustration. That is my next plan.

        John 16:33 ESV I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
        1 Peter 5:7 ESV Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
        Philippians 4:7 ESV And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
        If frustration always leads to a fall, satan will often work on keeping you frustrated. Always think about what tricks he is using on you. Then fight back.

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          Yesterday I pushed turning from triggers. But, if 100% of our thoughts are either temptation or turning from triggers, it may be a rough battle. Some days we are restless, frustrated, wanting to go back to our destruction. So yes, start with turning from triggers and fighting triggers, but quickly transition to something like insisting on having peace and contentment in your life.

          Second, yesterday was a disaster for me. I fought back by mentally listing 5 things to be thankful for. That did really help, but in hindsight, I could have turned my day completely around if I had studied peace.

          Third, think… What would Jesus do if He had my current problems? What would Paul do? How would he think, and react?

          Fourth, David was a disaster, then a great example. When you need peace, read a Psalm, or, search “Best Psalm for Peace.”

          Fifth, quitting sin is vitally important. And, being the person who is a shining light handling life’s problems is vitally important.

          Finally, it is shocking how we can fight back life’s challenges when we attack with scripture and prayer. Plus, doing that is a great attack on bad habits.

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