How To Stop Negative Thoughts

How To Stop Negative Thoughts Prayer For Anxiety Explains

Let God blow your fears away

In some ways negative thinking is protective. It prevents us from leaping into danger. The problem occurs when negativity dominates our lives and affects interpersonal relationships. So how do we stop negative thoughts?

Are the walls really crumbling down?

When things aren’t the way we like  we are tempted to paint a gloomy picture. So we think, “Well, if I assume the worst, I can’t get hurt.” If disaster strikes we want to be ready, so we adopt this anesthesia against bad news. The problem is this can lead to a constant state of hurt affecting those around you also. Let the truth free you instead.

Stop labeling

The first step in how to stop negative thoughts is to stop labeling. Labels get you stuck. So do your best to avoid saying things like:

  • I always make mistakes.
  • My life stinks.
  • I’m a horrible person.
  • There is no hope for my family.
  • He/she is always a problem.
  • I’m always unlucky.

None of these labels are true. Don’t be fooled into believing them.

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Stop projecting

Nobody can predict the future, so stop trying. If you keep telling yourself that you are going to fail, then you might just ruin any chances of success. Or if you keep imagining someone is going to end up in a mess, then you might not be able to see clearly in order to help. Try not to project doomsday upon the world.

Also, you can’t read other people’s minds, so avoid imagining negative thoughts into their heads. A person might not have returned your phone call or text for many reasons other than they hate you. Maybe they have a life to live first, right?

It’s not all about you

Remember, you can’t control the universe no matter how much you worry. This includes the bad things that happen. So much is out of your control. Accept this reality and free yourself from taking all the blame on yourself.

What are you really afraid of?

It’s time to dig a little deeper. What are your true fears? Coming to grips with these will help you even more than the coping mechanisms mentioned above. Perhaps you have had a traumatic experience in the past. Have you looked for a way to reconcile this?

Maybe you are afraid of failure, scared to try, or afraid of risk. Are you scared to live and trust in God? Maybe you feel that you deserve to control the world. Put away these self-centered ideas and begin to focus on something much greater: HOPE.

So what if you make a mistake? All people – great and small – have made great mistakes. But never give up hope. Life is an experience, not perfection. It’s often messy and sometimes even bloody. When a baby is born there’s pain, suffering, and blood. But then new life appears. And before all this goes great hope.

Prayer time

When you pray, let your negative thoughts blow away and unwind in God’s presence. Even if it takes a while, let his Spirit cleanse you of negativity. Then, when you’re ready, ask God for help. Ask him to put order into your thought process. The perfect order that he wants for you consists of faith, hope, and love.

When you stop to pray, you break out of the vicious cycle of negative thinking. Sometimes you have to force yourself at first. Begin with this simple prayer: “Jesus, I trust in you.” Repeat this over and over until you calm down enough to start seeing things more realistically.

Ask to be freed of negativity. Ask with confidence, and ask in Jesus’ name.

Even in moments of true darkness you can run to him. Focus on God’s great compassion and mercy. He will help you accept things as they are without worry. He might not change your situation, but he is guaranteed to change your heart.

Jesus showed us the way. His prayer to his Father? Thy Will Be Done. Let God take control.

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108 thoughts on “How To Stop Negative Thoughts

    • O merciful Lord… send your Spirit to free the captives… change the heart of the senior officer, O Lord… may your grace come to change the heart and mind… let your Spirit work in all all persons involved… bring Kelvin peace and comfort… give him confidence and trust in the Lord… make all things new, O Lord for Kelvin and for all that work with him… we trust in your promises Lord… we seek your holy will… may it honor and glorify God in all good things… in Jesus name, Amen.

      I will be praying for you Kelvin, your senior officer, and for everyone you work with. Be blessed!

    • Lord be with Kelvin, bring strength in the work situation. Give bravery to stand up for justice and fairness and soften heart of his boss. You are a God of justicd and have promised to act on behalf of your children and bring them under your wing protecting them from all harm. Let Kelvin’s faith in you bring peace to his mind and courage in how he lives each day with your grace mercy and power. In jesus name amen

    • Lord I pray that no weapon formed against Kelvin would prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Like David who called out to You in Psalm 12 “ 5 The Lord replies, “I will arise and defend the oppressed, the poor, the needy. I will rescue them as they have longed for me to do.” 6 The Lord’s promise is sure. He speaks no careless word; all he says is purest truth, like silver seven times refined. 7 O Lord, we know that you will forever preserve your own from the reach of evil men, 8 although they prowl on every side and vileness is praised throughout the land”. Defend Kelvin God, rescue him, I pray that the Senior Officer’s heart would soften and there would be a change in his heart fir the better. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

    • Kelvin, God will set you free, but you also have a few keys to the door,of freedom…pray for your “enemies” and it sets you free inside and returns your,mind and heart to a place of peace and love…you start feeling free inside. It took me six months praying for a person who had hurt me very badly for an extended period before I became free from the negative feelings against that person…I was free. This is always the hardest teaching of Jesus…praying for those who have hurt me, used me spitefully, or disrespected me. God bless you and the heart of that superior.

  1. Am here to thank the almighty God, I was here for a prayer request for my mother who was admitted in the hospital. when the doctor said they have to operate her thank God No operation and now she is discharge and at home thank soo much God in mighty name of JESUS Christ 🙏 Amen

  2. Thank you, I’ve really appreciated all these positive prayers and advice, I became again Christian nearly 2 ago months, best decision I’ve made in my life.
    negative thoughts, I think we all share topic at all different times. I am pleased I have crossed this platform so I can pray over negativity.
    Many thanks, in Jesus Name Amen. 🙏🏿

  3. My mothers negative thoughts about my sister who is ill with lung cancer and a rare leukemia. Mother is ninety years old and my sister is living with her. Please pray for my bother who is a caregiver and me and my sisters are caregivers. We all love our mother but she does not bring joy or sunshine to the situation because she is so negative.

  4. sometimes i feel so out of control. as if my bad thoughts have full control of my life. it ruins relationships & hurts myself & others. i need prayer so that I can know what to do in these situations. i feel this feeling so heavy in my stomach that it doesn’t only become a mental feeling, it becomes physical. it feels so real & nothing is even happening. God please help me to see truth in these moments when I feel so lost.

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