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.

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

Dr. Gayle Brenner, Clinical Psychologist

Two healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (888) 537-8720
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (844) 577-2937
A healing ministry that provides virtual spiritual direction and centering/contemplative prayer aids:
Rev.  Maria Gullo       thedeeperconnection.org
Three healing ministries where you can either call in or 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 support groups: The Grace Alliance​ & NAMI

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