Upon seeing a glimpse of his first soap opera, my husband quipped about how ignorant and outrageous soap operas are. Maybe you watch them? Maybe not? Regardless, it got me thinking… Sometimes we believe fantasy and fiction apart from the Word of God, don’t we? Maybe it’s not from a screen, but in everyday life. We can get pulled into emotionally draining situations that are simply inside our heads. Even in real life, we create “drama” (not to be confused with real-life trauma) out of our out-of-control feelings, past failures or even sin. I cannot tell you how many times I went into a panic and had anxiety over hypothetical drama in my head that reached my heart, which ultimately affected my mood, my body, my attitude, and my hope. We create our own drama sometimes, it’s true. So, how do we combat that? As a wise woman once said, “Don’t listen to yourself – talk to yourself.” It’s easier said than done, isn’t it? But, we need to talk truth to ourselves. When the lies of the enemy drown out the sound of the sweet Savior’s voice in our lives, it’s time to re-think the situation. It’s time to reflect on God’s goodness in your life, His promises, and give your concerns and fears to Him. How? Through prayer. Let God know how you feel – He’s never surprised. A contrite heart, He will never despise (Psalm 51:17). Read these other verses today to calm the needless, debilitating drama in your mind, heart, and life today: Psalm 34:8; Philippians 4:8; Matthew 10:29-31; Jeremiah 29:11; John 8:32; Psalm 121.
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