Misery does not have the power to take up residence in our soul—unless we let it in. Christ bore the misery of sin for us so we could live in peace. 

What’s mind-blowing is that we often choose misery over joy—when we don’t have to. When we allow sinful thoughts to take up residence, the enemy embeds those thoughts by giving us justification to allow them to stay. For example, when someone has hurt us and we replay their actions in our mind, we mull over the injustice, we talk about them with our friends, etc. Suddenly we find the misery owns us and it infects everything we do and say.

Misery is a mind enslaved by sin. God didn’t create us to live this way. That’s why the Bible commands us to think on good things.

The Bible says: “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬) This is NOT a suggestion; this is a command. 

If we “practice these things,” the promise is, “the God of peace WILL be with you.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:9‬) When we begin to have thoughts that are dishonorable, unjust, unlovely, etc., we need to immediately replace them. To dwell upon them is sin; and sin makes us miserable because it separates us from our “God of peace.” When we seek Him first, He gives us the peace that passes understanding.

When we experience God’s peace, there is no room in our soul for misery. ‬‬

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