I tend to be a worrier. Although I know we are to cast our burdens upon The Lord, and that not to do so is a poor witness, not to mention fruitless, harmful and a waste of time, I often find it difficult to do so. A concern... a fear...a hurt...a lie of the enemy...any of these can begin swirling in my thoughts until it overwhelms me. When I find myself in "that place" these are the words I repeat to myself to remind me that I have a God who loves me, works for my good, and will never forsake me. They are the words of truth I use to replace the other kind of words which are faithless and may even be harmful. I've used them countless times this way and suspect I will continue to do so. It's how I "take each thought captive and bring it into obedience to Christ". Praise God for His word which is indeed alive and active.
Prayer for today: God of all truth, we love You and praise You. Help us to realize the importance of our thought life and take charge of it, thinking thoughts that are pleasing to You. Thank you for this formula you have given us in Your word for doing just that. We ask in Jesus' name. AMEN!
Confession for today: I confess that though the enemy may wish to distract and torture me with faithless and worthless thoughts, I am in charge of my thoughts. I can and will take charge of them and focus on right thinking which will strengthen me and keep me walking in Your way O God. I declare this by faith in Jesus. AMEN!