Did you know that we CAN (and do) choose how we are going to feel? I put this chart together as a way to visualize what I have learned in God's word so far about how stress plays into our lives and how we can choose to respond. The paths we have to choose from lead to two very different places. Here's the hard truth that we MUST realize: If I choose to worry, then I have chosen to NOT trust God. If those of us that battle with depression could truly grab a hold of that one truth, it would revolutionize our walk with the Lord and He would cure the depression. I STRONGLY encourage you to look up each of these verses and let the Word of God change your life! I have this chart hanging in my office at work to remind me what choices I need to make every day so that I experience peace instead of depression. Feel free to print one for yourself as a constant reminder to choose peace! This is not an exhaustive list. One thing that I have found critical is being quick to repent when I find myself going down path 2. When I choose worry instead of trust, I have sinned and immediate repentance is the only thing that will pull me off that path. Do you trust God? Let's show our trust by having joy in trials instead of worrying about them. Worry is NEVER OK. Do we have a choice? Absolutely! These verses merely scratch the surface. I would love to hear from you! What are some verses that you have found helpful as you deal with stress in your life? Share them in the comments space!