When fears come, so do an array of emotional, negative thoughts. This is not the time to make decisions based on how you feel because your emotions will take you up, down, and all over the place.

It’s not the time to try and reason out everything either. This is our natural bent—to want to know why and how, when and where. Too often we waste so much energy trying to figure out things only God knows. We have to be careful that we don’t obsess over things we can’t figure out or understand, or take ownership of worry, which causes us to panic. Jesus said: Why worry about what to eat or drink or wear? That’s taking ownership of, trying to reason out, all the wrong things. That’s when fear or worry causes us to dwell on thoughts like, What am I going to do? What is God going to do?

What if we didn’t need to know everything? Wouldn’t we be free to live for this moment, for a purpose?

You can simplify your life by simplifying your thoughts.

Next, think on this: God tells us, “Be still and know that I am God.” Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding. That means be still in your mind, which is so limited in insight and understanding. God is sovereign and he knows all things. Simplify your thinking by letting go of a need to know all the whys and hows, the whens and wheres. Focus on knowing that God knows everything about your present and your future and he loves you and wants the best for you. Trust in this will bring you a supernatural peace that is available to you in the midst of the storm.