I once made life too hard.
It was bigger than me so I set out to trim it down. That was an unnecessary task for it wasn't going to happen. I was not big enough for the job. Life is too big; so why not rather lean into it and reap its glory?
Two basics make up who we are and where we go with this new life Jesus provides: (1) how we choose to think, and (2) how we choose to speak.
(1) Philippians 4:4-9 insists that if we think on things that are good, excellent, worthy of praise, etc, that peace will fill our hearts. Ah, we could use that day by day.
(2) Ephesians 4:29 calls for us watch what we say. We are to speak life. This is, again, a choice. Created after His image, we--as did God--cause things to come into being by our words. We can create a good day or a pessimistic one based upon/decided by the word arrangement we choose.
When we think life and speak life, simplicity will take over a complex and puzzling situation. Clarity will arise from the ashes of confusion and disgust. It doesn't take rocket science to think and talk right. It takes a simple decision.
Let's do it.