Focus: Believing the power of God can renew my mind
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV) And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Believing the power of God can restore your mind may be challenging if you have a long history of depression and addiction. You may want to believe—but, looking at the past may cause you to wonder if it’s really possible. If you have a desire to believe—that’s good enough. The Word of God can help you gain the faith you need to become capable of believing.
Trusting your own mind to think that God is able to restore you might cause you to question…because you already know your mind is sometimes weak and hasn’t always led you in the right direction. However, the Word of God is everlasting and true. If you will focus on what it says about God’s desire and ability to heal and restore your mind, it will be easier for you to believe.
Looking at the past and your failures will always make you feel insecure—so, don’t do that.
You may look at the future and wonder how you will ever be able to stay on the right path everyday for the rest of your life. That might seem completely impossible—so, don’t do that either.
Instead, just look at today and your desire to believe. That is enough for now. God is pleased that at least you want to believe He can restore you. He loves it when someone has even a tiny amount of faith and a willingness to believe. He can work with that. He wants to work with that. That’s all any of the great saints had to begin with. They were all ‘losers’ before they knew the Lord…but they had a tiny amount of faith and were willing to believe.
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NOW, YOU CAN LISTEN AND/OR READ!
Start reading these verses out loud. Listen to your own voice as you say the words and believe what you are reading.
Luke 1:37 (KJV) For with God nothing shall be impossible.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 1:16 (KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Acts 10:38 (KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.
Matthew 9:35 (KJV) And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Psalm 19:7 (KJV) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Psalm 119:2 (KJV) Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.
Matthew 5:6 (KJV) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Hebrews 7:25 (KJV) Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
3 John 1:2 (KJV) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Exodus 15:26 (KJV) …If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Declaration: I will find new strength by speaking the Word of God. As I speak the Word of God, my faith will grow and my mind will be restored by the power of God.
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