I do not indulge in negative thinking. I can, but I don’t. God doesn’t stop me; I stop myself.
When negative, depressing, defeating thoughts come to me, I turn to the Word of God. I wake up in the night and say, “With God all things are possible [Mark 10:27]. The things that are impossible with men are possible with God [Luke 18:27]. All things are possible to him that believeth [Mark 9:23].”
For years, every time I saw any kind of sickness approach my body I said, “Thank You, Jesus. You took our infirmities and You bore our sicknesses. With Your stripes we are healed.” It’s good to have faith to get healed. But I think it’s much better to have faith to stay healthy.
Lord Jesus, You have been with me all along. You have heard the statements that have been made against me and against the ones I love. As in the case of Jairus’ daughter, You have heard them say to me, “It’s over. It’s done with. There is no need for you to trouble the Master any further.”
With this prayer, I reject those pronouncements. Instead, I place these issues fully in Your hands. I believe You care deeply about these matters.
I also reject the fear that is attached to the situation before me. I declare that I will not be afraid; but I will only believe. I believe in You, Jesus, and I entrust this situation fully to You. I believe You can speak life and healing to it. You can bring it back from the dead, declaring: “I say to you, arise.” Amen.