"...wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14 ESV
Do you know that God's works are wonderful? Better yet, does your soul Know God's works are wonderful?
I don't know about you, but I struggle some days believing that God's works are wonderful. I have seen and have experienced in the past sickness, depression, abuse, and anxiety and If I'm not careful I am prone to think God brings these on me or others.
Guys, this kind of association can stink up our thinking!
We cannot correlate all the devastating with the divine. Webster defines Correlating, " to have a mutual relationship or connection with, in which one thing affects or depends on another."
God is not waiting for something to go wrong or for us to mess up for Him to create something beautiful. He uses the devastating parts of our lives when we give them to Him for our growth and purpose, but He does not author them. We can believe the best about our circumstances, because we first believe the best about God.
Our 1st Step in Overcoming Negative Self-Talk is: Aligning our Beliefs about God to His truth.
What does God say about tragedy? Does he author the pain in our lives?
Let's start our Mind Mapping Journey Today.
Map with me back to a time something really bad happen to you. Maybe you lost your job or you lost a child or maybe even right now your marriage is struggling.
What do you know and believe about God in your circumstance? Go to those thoughts you are thinking and line them up with the truth.
Practice TELLING YOURSELF THE TRUTH
*Lie: Everyone has forgotten me. I feel alone and depressed.
*Truth: "...never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
*Repeat: God has not forgotten me, because He said He will never leave me nor forsake me.
God desires to use you. Who we are becoming is a direct result of the beliefs and thoughts we think. Continue to think and believe your way to freedom.