This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--STILL
Five minutes to free write about it

The first thing that popped into my head when I read this week's prompt was Psalm 46:10a--"Be still and know that I am God." A timely exhortation and reminder to a mind full of looped tapes replaying the same scenarios over and over again. In response, I prayed for the Lord to help me still my mind and gain control over my thoughts.

Romans 12:2 tells us that God transforms us into a new person by changing the way we think. That is something that only He can do. My part is to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). 

Phillipians 4:8 has been a great help in breaking the loops. Whenever I'm tempted to be critical or judgmental, for example, I try to remember to turn those thoughts around and fix them, instead, on something that is "true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable... things that are excellent and worthy of praise."  

At first it seemed like an overwhelming challenge, but the more I do it, the more second nature it becomes.


  1. It can be hard, but there are tricks. And prayer!

  2. Some times it's difficult to be still and let go.
    I find it sure is better when I do let go of the reins.

  3. I seemed to hanf=g on to our troubles last week. WHen I let go, I let God and He took care of our need. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sometimes surrendering to Him is all we can do. Whenever I am troubled and inundated with worries and negative thoughts, I just pray and leave things in the hands of The Lord. Just the thought of Him taking control is so comforting.


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