Morning Lord! Thank You for making us so wonderfully complex.
I’ve talked to so many people who struggle with their rampaging minds. Especially at night when they lay down to sleep. I definitely struggle with that myself. All those thoughts just circle around in our heads—I should have…, I could have…, I shouldn’t have…, I need to…, I can’t…, what if…, should I… who, when, where, why, how… endless cycle of thoughts in our minds. Makes you where you cant sleep and constant thoughts running through your mind non stop.
Paul in the bible understood the war that takes place in our thoughts, how our circumstances and our imaginations can become weapons that undermine our faith and hope. That is why he declared “take every thought captive to obey Christ”. (2 Corinthians 10:5) Wow! It appears God knew what He was talking about all along—we can change our thinking! I know sometimes it seems impossible. I will link again below what I listen to below before I go to bed. It definitely does help!
Take every thought captive? Is this even possible? Because honestly, my thoughts run wild a lot of the time. It will take time and practice, but as we speak to those thoughts and ask God to help us take them captive, then replace them with thoughts that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8) then will have aligned our thinking up with God’s plan to prosper us and not to harm us as the world has planned.
Father, help us break the cycle of our out-of-control thoughts. We want Your truths to invade every decision, every emotion, every thought we have.
I pray that everyone has a blessed day seeking to take captive those wayward, negative thoughts that so easily entangle us.
This devotional is according to Pam and the understanding of God’s Word.