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Negative Things People Say about Themselves - You Say, God Says

Updated on December 29, 2016

Dealing with Negative Thoughts

We all have had negative thoughts in our minds about ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts can eventually make a person slip into depression. This is why it is not a good idea to think about hurtful and discouraging things, in a consistent pattern. The hurtful things people think about are mainly things that happened in their past. It's a good idea to let it go, because it can eat at you and make you bitter and depressed.

Some people often think of things that didn't go in their favor in certain situation, this is lingering on negative thoughts. Going on job interviews and not getting hired is one example; but you have to stay encouraged. Keeping a positive energy around you and in your mind will help bring you favor from our heavenly God.

Encourage yourself when you begin feeling sad about things like your weight, finances, relationships, your children, your hurtful past, etc. One way to help drown out a painful past is to write down the good times you've had in the past. Each day begin to meditate on happy thoughts; watching comedies on TV can help.

Avoid indulging thoughts about a broken heart, and avoid listening to songs about "broken hearts." This will keep you from feeling vulnerable, bitter, stressed, and depressed.

With God All is Possible
With God All is Possible

What God Says About You

You Say
God Says
My heart has been broken
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
I need a drink (alcohol)
Be sober; be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith. (1Peter 5:8, 9)
I don't need to read my Bible
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)
I'm stressed out and I feel anxiety
"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, no sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)
I believe in other Gods
And God spoke all these words, saying "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:1-3)
I give up, I don't want to live anymore
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:7,8)
I can't seem to find employment anywhere
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with you whenever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
I don't pray to God daily
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1Thessalonians 5:18)
I don't like myself
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
I need a smoke
Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I cheat on my spouse
Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul. Wounds and dishonor he will get. (Proverbs 6:32,33)
I like having sex with many people without the commitment of marriage
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5)
I don't believe in the "last days"
But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
I don't believe in marriage, as long as we love each other that's all that matters
But if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. (1 Corinthians 7:9)
I'm always involved in some type of drama
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
I have some fears about life
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
I'm not sure that I'm going to Heaven
Yes I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. (Psalm 37:25)
I don't sleep well at night
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
I feel alone most of the time
I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever -- the Holy Spirit of truth. (John 14:16)
I worship God but not Jesus Christ
Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:16)
I have did so many bad things in my lifetime, I wonder if God still love me
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (John 1:9)
I'm living paycheck to paycheck, when will it get better
That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries. (Proverbs 8:21)
I don't sing along to Gospel songs
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises on the harp to our God. (Psalm 147:7)
They hurt me, how do I deal with it?
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
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    • Ann810 profile image

      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Lor, your welcome. At times our own thoughts can get in the way of what God is telling us, God says things to us that are in-line with his word.

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      Lor's Stories 5 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I think I'm going to use this as a way to live, think, pray.

      Thank you for this gift.

      It helps even under times when one is stressed out or in pain,

      Thank you again.

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Monica,

      I hope you let the positive thoughts take over the negative thoughts. I too am trying to meditate on positive verses, it can be done with practice. Thanks for your comment.

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      monicaortegamon 5 years ago from Ontario, california

      Thank you for your article I agree 100%. Especially with someone as myself with mental illnesses it can be difficult not to have negative thought's constantly. I also realize that it gives the enemy an opportunity to feed off of those negative thought's as well. Your hub is very refreshing for myself, thank you and keep writing. Monica

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Hschemistry,

      Glad you like this article, thanks for your comment.

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      hscchemistry 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Nice work - a very interesting hub :) Love the format!

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Crystna1985,

      Your correct, God does encourages us and helps to keep his righteous children on the right path. Thanks for commenting.

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      Crystna1985 5 years ago

      I love this hub! Having a realationship with god is so important,he encourages us and keeps us on the right path and when we fall he helps us up,brushes us off and gives us strength to keep going. voted up! useful,interesting,awesome:) Thanks for posting!

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Angela, thanks for commenting.

      Hi CloudExplorer, Glad you like the theme of this hub, many of us need to build our self-confidence daily with affirmations. Thank for commenting.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I like the theme here of this hub and the cool table you built for it, this is definitely useful for those folks who have low self esteem and need a boost in confidence, and overall happiness.

      Voted up and getting shared, using positive thoughts is definitely the way to achieve success, I must agree.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is great and I will share this!