To be honest, a lot of us are negative thinkers when we find ourselves in challenging situations. But to move past trying times, you have to take your negative thoughts and turn them into positive thoughts.
God wants to take you on a “truth journey” through studying His Word that produces amazing results. It will help you purge your negative thoughts and give you the ability to see the positive in your situation.
Being positive is powerful. And a big part of being positive is simply reminding yourself of your past successes.
When David faced the giant Goliath, he remembered the lion and the bear he’d already defeated, and it gave him courage in his current situation.
If you’re going through a difficult time right now, let me remind you that this probably isn’t the first challenge you’ve faced. You survived the last one (and probably learned some valuable lessons through it) and you will survive this one too.
Like David, remember your past successes. Then go to the Word and see what God says. Better days are on their way. God promises it!
Prayer Starter: God, sometimes the situation in front of me seems impossible, but You have brought me through difficult times in the past, and I know You can do it again. Help me to remember past successes and to think positively about my present situation.
Memory Verse: David said, “I’ve been a shepherd, tending sheep for my father. Whenever a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I’d go after it, knock it down, and rescue the lamb. If it turned on me, I’d grab it by the throat, wring its neck, and kill it. Lion or bear, it made no difference—I killed it. And I’ll do the same to this Philistine pig who is taunting the troops of God-Alive. GOD, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine.” Saul said, “Go. And GOD help you!” (1 Samuel 17:34-37 MSG)