Healing Truth: we can choose our own attitude, and praise, even when it hurts

From an anonymous Christian Healing Blog volunteer contributor:

"I used to think that I am what I think. But, I've learned that that's just not entirely true. I 'can' choose my attitude/belief, regardless of what thought enters my conscious awareness. This was especially hard for me at first, but, it's getting easier. I fell into the habit of automatically believing and reacting to the first thing that entered my mind. It still takes effort to live in 'conscious awareness', but, things are so much better now. I now know why scripture tells me to 'hold my thoughts captive' . . . . to ascertain if they are true or not, and then think, speak, and act accordingly based on what God's Word says about them. For example, now when I experience a worrisome thought about the future, which is a totally normal thought, and I've learned not to believe guilty thoughts/feelings for 'thinking things', rather than do nothing and give it free reign, I now gently reply : "The truth is, God is causing all things to work together for my good". (Romans 8:28). I've learned to be much more gentle on myself, knowing that to 'be transformed by the renewal of my mind', really is a 'life-long' journey.

Christian Mental Health Ministries
Referral & Listening Resource Center:  
Phone: (352) 234-6097 (as volunteer personnel permits)
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Two Christian healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
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The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (877) 800-PRAY
Three Christian healing ministries where you can submit an online prayer request:
Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
National mental health Christian support groups
The Grace Alliance

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