The peace of God accompanies joy. When you choose to let go of anxiety and press into Jesus, He will guard your heart, or your will, and direct your mind, or what you think about.
Friends, what you think about is everything. Your life is the result of your thinking. Many people hate their circumstances but they nurture and love the thoughts that led to those circumstances. Any recurring thought that you own cannot stay hidden or secret. Why? Because all of your thoughts, if you dwell on them, will become your reality. Every perpetual thought crystallizes into habit and that habit materializes into circustmance. Even when you go through a tragedy that was in no way caused by your thoughts, the way you think will determine how it affects your life.
The battle is always in the mind, so we must tend to it. Like a garden, we need to attentively pick and prune our thoughts in order to prevent overgrowth and chaos. Being negative is easy. Worrying is easy. Being hopeful requires work. Trusting the Lord demands training and discipline, but it’s well worth it!