Christians and negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions. How to manage.

What can Christians do, when they feel plagued by negative or painful thoughts, feelings, or emotions, that just seem to unintentionally surface, or, pop-up out of no where (ex. fear-worry-guilt-anger)? Since scripture says we're to 'hold our thoughts captive for truthfulness per the Word of God', one can ascertain then that 'involuntary / unconsciously' initiated negative thoughts and/or feelings, are both 100% totally normal, and, 100% totally meaningless. We acknowledge and ACCEPT them. They're totally normal! We don't fight with them, argue with them, or try to eliminate them. So, we choose to be gentle on ourselves! But, they're also totally meaningless, 'until' our 'conscious-awareness and will' self, makes a 'conscious' effort to assess them as being truthful or not, per God's Word. This is LIBERATION at its finest! In actuality, the large majority of our thoughts are NOT useful. Many folks joyfully begin their healing, transformation, and renewal process, when they learn this truth.


"You don't have to believe the content of your thoughts"

Dr. Gayle Brenner, Clinical Psychologist

Christian Mental Health Ministries
Referral & Listening Resource Center:  
Phone: (352) 234-6097 (as volunteer personnel permits)
Two Christian healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (800) 634-2462
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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