"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33My title sounds like it might be referring to a rock singing group but it is not. It is referring to many negative words that start with the letter D and what you can do to try to alleviate them from your life.Let me list just a few. Being down, defeated, depressed, discouraged, doubting, in despair, double minded, in the dumps. All these are basically negative feelings or emotions and all of us are susceptible to falling prey to them at one time or another. It is learning how to overcome them and move on. Granted, in the case of depression, medical intervention may be needed so I do not want to discount that aspect.To have victory over these 'bad D's' one of the best things to do is to let your mind focus on 'things above'. Stop meditating on all your problems and trying to fix things yourself. Pray and ask God to help you and allow Him to truly take the controls and take the burden of for you. I have shouldered many things and wasted so much time worrying when what I need to do is realize God wants me to walk in peace not discouragement.PRAYER: Many times Lord I bring my problems on myself by not taking time to have a quiet time each morning or by allowing Satan to make me stress and fret over stupid things. Help me Lord as I seek to bring my mind under your control. In Jesus' name. Amen.