The trials we face in this life are a battlefield. The battle is for our heart. Left to ourselves, our own thoughts and perspective, out thinking can get out of control. We need God’s word to guide our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:15-17 NIV)
Hebrews 12:3; 2 Corinthians 4:17; James 1: 2-4, 5. Romans 5:3-5, 8:18