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Finding the Good and Finding Peace #EverybodyAngry #TooMuchStrife

It seems like everybody is always angry about something these days. Maybe that’s just because everybody’s opinion is laid out there on social media all the time.

In days past when somebody was upset about something you didn’t hear about it unless you saw them in person or called them on the phone.

Now each day I can scroll through my Twitter feed and find a couple of good meltdowns over absolutely nothing. Seriously good meltdowns with full face contort.

I’m certain most of these meltdowns have to be fake melts to get attention. People trying to find something to be angry about so they can get a reaction from their followers or friends.

Maybe they earn money per click because many times the fake meltdown is occurring on the timeline of a “respected” member of the media with a link to a story on an affiliated site which then contains ads.

Folks, don’t let faux anger and purposeful misunderstanding of words, perpetrated by other people, make you also angry.

We should all try to live with the belief that everyone has good intent when they say or do something. Assume positive intent unless confirmed otherwise.

This will help you to have a positive outlook, reduce anxiety and avoid countless misunderstandings.

In Philippians, Paul writes to tell the church to work together in harmony and then tells them how to do that in chapter 4.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:4‭-‬9 NASB

Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature

“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
John 8:43‭-‬44 NASB
http://bible.com/100/jhn.8.43-44.NASB

“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.”
2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬9 NASB
http://bible.com/100/2ti.3.1-9.NASB