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Life is so hard at times. How can I stop from 'going crazy'?

Philippians 4:7 – And how to get it? Others will pray for you (Philippians 1:2,8,9), and you have a part too (Philippians 4:8,9; Colossians 3:15) in keeping Christ in your heart.
    Christ guides us into His peace -Luke 1:79. Ask Him to do so for you. 
    He can provide the guidance to sound mindedness and emotional stability -2Timothy 1:7; Romans 16:25,26 "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel and the preaching-(original is 'preach', 'publish', 'proclaim openly'-of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith." Without that, it's another story -Romans 8:22
    Pets help one be less absorbed in their own lack. Get a pet! But not a bird if you or anyone in the family has a weakened immune system. A pet is something you can express affection toward and something that will love you unconditionally. 
    Doctors at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found that even healthy birds can carry cryptoccal- meningitis (CM), a potentially deadly fungus that is carried in their claws, beaks and intestines and is transmitted through the air.
    What has been accepted into one's heart from life is our 'programming'. A few are in an attitude of self sabotage
    How can you not be unbalanced and in a state of opposing yourself? -2Timothy 2:25-(the word 'acknowledging' in this verse, in the original Greek means, 'to have precise knowledge of' – that's why 'Study' is important. The word 'repentance' means an attitude for 'change', or a changed attitude. Note also the other implication this verse offers, that of: If you are in precise knowledge of the truth, you won't be opposing yourself)
    Life can be a pall of doom at times if we are not being diligent in keeping focused on Christ in us -Matthew 11:30 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." It's not what you go through, but how you allow it to affect you that is important. 
    There is a rest for Christians -Hebrews 4:9. It comes by belief -Hebrews 3:18; 4:3,5,6,11. There is no rest in unbelief. But many sincere believers in Jesus lack in the belief that would prevent them from ever falling into alternate potentially hurtful philosophies. Believing in His person is one thing, but believing in what He IS and what He gave you is another.

Since we are basically individual spirits each in our own body, shouldn't we be concentrating more on the spiritual than the physical?

We should be good examples in all ways to others and realize that even physical exercise has profit for us now -1Timothy 4:8.

What about giving to bums who accost you on the street?

Matthew 5:42 "Give to him that asketh thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away." So it costs you a hundred or so a year! Perhaps set a percentage of your worth for this as part of your budget for living. See 'Compassion' when you have an evening to spare. 
    It's not up to us to judge what a bum might do with it -Hebrews 13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain-(original Greek is 'be hospitable')-strangers. For thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
    However if one is a legalistic Christian (see Mosaic Law), he or she probably wouldn't do that as it might hinder his 'giving to God', and most Christians hide behind a misinterpretation of 2Thessalonians 3:10-...answer continues

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