5 Assuring Verses to Memorize when filled with Negative Thoughts

Watch out for Negative Thoughts :

An incident which occurred a while ago has left me on a sad note. It has been many weeks since the incident but those negative thoughts haven’t left my mind.

I wish I could turn back on time, and plan that day differently. I wonder if I should have restrained my thoughts? Should I have not stood up for my loved one? Should I still be feeling so low? Maybe now everyone dislikes me and is gossiping behind my back.

5 Assuring Verses to memorize when filled with Negative thoughts.

Then, this morning those negative thoughts flooded back again. I grabbed the Word of God -the black leather Book filled with encouraging words written personally for you and I in our lowest state.

Isn’t it amazing how God speaks to us right when we are willing to listen to HIM speak to us? Until we don’t stop thinking and start reading the Word, negativity can entrap our minds. It can consume us and ruin our fellowship with God and man.

Negative thoughts can drag us into this wallowing pit of anguish and worthlessness where only Christ can bring us back on the top of a joyful mountain.

As I was meditating on the Word of God, the Spirit of the Lord led me to this particular verse that I am so familiar with, yet forgot to ponder upon these days.

Let us look at Philippians 4:8 (AMP)

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].

This is what the first part of the verse said:
  1. Whatever is Honorable- that which deserves respect,
  2. Whatever is Right -in words and dealings,
  3. Whatsoever is Lovely- that which deserves love,
  4. Whatever is pure in relation with others,
  5. Whatsoever is True- nothing but the truth,
  6. Whatever is admirable or of good report or commendable.


Now we are going to look at the different version of the Bible translation of the second part :
  • Think about these things (KJV)
  • Dwell on these things (New American Standard Bible)
  • Let your mind think of these things (New American standard 1977)
  • Meditate on these things (Aramaic Bible)
  • Exercise your thoughts on these things (Jubilee bible 2000)
  • Think of these things continually (AMP)

philippians 4_8 amazing Bible verse to replace negative thoughts


Dear friend, has your mind dwelled on your past for too long? Is it filled with negative thoughts about yourself and others lately? Have you been dragging your mind to focus on the bad of every situation rather than  focusing on the Goodness of God and His power to rescue us?

Then, let us fill our mind with whatever is true, lovely, honest, praiseworthy and honor instead of hatred, jealousy, scorn, impurity, sadness, and dishonesty.


Don’t merely think about them, but focus and dwell on them today. Truth is real and Jesus is the truth. We may not be able to change our past incidents but we can meditate on the ONLY ONE who is true, honest, admirable, and lovely in our life today and that is our Christ Jesus Himself.


The next time negativity fills your mind, cancel them out with the very loving words of our Lord God. Let us in fact memorize them and seal them in our hearts so that the next time negative thoughts pop up we can in fact recite these 5 assuring verses aloud.

5 Assuring verses to memorize when negative thoughts fills our mind
Replace negative thoughts will these 5 assuring Bible verse

How did this blog post resonate with you? What verse did you find comfort in when you dealt with negativity yourself?

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Fixing my thoughts on everything admirable today

Until we meet again next time



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About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Amazing verses which really comforts every single thoughts of ours…purely healing type…May God bless you and use you in the coming days for His glory and honour..n help you through His word to remove all your negative thoughts.

  2. Perfect timing, Diana! I seem to be hard-wired to see the downside in just about every circumstance. Sometimes it is much easier for me to see the bad/worst in people than the good. Memorizing these verses and fixing my mind on them will be an act of faith, and in the process I believe the Holy Spirit will fill me with God’s love and change my character. I don’t know what happened in the incident you alluded to at the beginning of the blog, but it is in God’s hands now. He can work wonders with all kinds of materials — flesh, dirt and even worse. 🙂

    1. God can always speak through our emotions and never leaves us stranded. I love this line you wrote “He can work wonders with all kinds of materials — flesh, dirt and even worse. ”

      Blessings my friend!

  3. Thank you for sharing! I can be very sensitive on some days. I need to remind myself to “fill my thoughts with whatever is true, lovely, honest, praiseworthy and honor” when replaying a hurtful or negative situation. Keeping my eyes on Him and not my circumstances!

    1. Robin, being too sensitive is what I struggle as well . God’s Word especially from Philippians 4:8 gives us such practical wisdom on what to fill our thoughts with.


    1. Esther Hosea, I am so glad that you visited me here today and that this post has comforted you.
      I have been praying for you and that you will be comforted ever by HIS word and presence

    1. Brenda, so glad you visited me 😉 Oh, yes Satan loves to attack us with negative thoughts, and God wants us to wraps His words around our mind


  4. These verses play an important part in my life, too. I often wake up in the middle of the night and can start worrying, but I try to recite my memory chapters instead. Our souls are often soothed with the words of God. Thanks for sharing these, Diana.

    1. Lisa, I love what you said “our souls are soothed with the Word of God, and that is exactly what the Lord did to me as well. He soothed me.
      God bless you and your family

  5. My son and I were just talking about this today on our walk. He was complaining about how hot it was (he’s 10) and I was quoting him these verses about what to think about instead.

    1. Brenda, what a godly mama you are indeed. Making every opportunity a teachable moment with your son.
      Thank you so much for visiting me here today.
      Blessings to your family

  6. Hi, Diana! Visiting from Suzanne’s blog.

    A long time ago I heard someone say, “You have to think about what you think about.” Your post today reminded me of that. Negativity is my default mode, but I don’t have to stay there. I can choose what I think about and turn my mind toward Christ. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Marie, thank you so much for that quote you shared. I will be keeping that in mind from now on. I am so glad you visited me today from Suzanne’s blog . Your comments have encouraged me as well

  7. “Dear friend, has your mind dwelled on your past for too long? Is it filled with negative thoughts about yourself and others lately? Have you been dragging your mind to focus on the bad of every situation rather than focusing on the Goodness of God and His power to rescue us?” Um, yes. The battle of my brain is an ongoing one for me. I’ve been working on it–and probably WILL be working on it until Jesus takes me home–but I’m grateful for your reminder about the “whatever” verses. I love how these redirect my mind from “that thing” to what God says to think about. 🙂 Blessings to you today…stopping by from #Grace&Truth.

  8. Hi Diana, There’s so much truth in your post! When bad things happen I tend to focus too much on them and become overwhelmed and dragged down by negativity. These words from Philippians are practical advice on how we as Christians should handle our thoughts. When we turn our focus to the Lord and learn to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5) then the peace of Christ will fill our hearts. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us today.
    Stopping by from Faith Filled Fridays.

  9. Can’t say amen enough to this post! Our thoughts are so key, for from the heart flows our very life. We have to use Scripture like Jesus did to ward off the enemy’s attacks. Thank you for pointing us back to Philippians 4:8!

    1. You are so right,Dani! Scriptures can be used to ‘ward off’ any attacks from the enemy especially the negative thoughts. Philippians 4:8 is such a practical and powerful reminder during hard times


  10. Diana, I love the encouragement that you share here. Just this past week I shared the scripture with a friend who was going through a difficult time and couldn’t see God’s goodness in that moment. There’s something powerful about God’s word that can turn our hearts to Him so that even when the situation doesn’t change our minds are renewed and strengthened. It’s as if we gain new eyes. Isn’t that amazing?

    1. Marva, my friend, I am always encouraged by your comments:) There is so much power in God’s Word and promises even when the situation doesn’t change a bit. I believe there is peace and healing in the eye of our storms

      Always blessed to have you visit me

  11. Thank you for sharing this encouraging blog post. I have this idea to take messages like this and read them and put them with peaceful instrumental music on videos to share with others on YouTube. Would I have your permission to read your material. The glory and work would go all to God and to the Kingdom! I definitely would credit you as the author. 🙂

    1. Mae, thank you so much for visiting me here today. Please do share this Word from God on YouTube, let negativity be placed by these assuring verses.
      I would love to check out your video , so do comment here when you have it posted on YouTube, so I can share it with others as well 🙂
      All glory to God!

  12. Diana, Philippians 4:8 is my favorite verse. I do a whole talk around it. Thank you for sharing today. Coming to you from Re-Charge Wednesday.

  13. This is so good Diana! The word that resonated with me was “dwell”…especially when you said “Don’t merely think about them, but focus and dwell on them today.” Learning to dwell on the things and thoughts of God takes practice since it’s so easy to focus on the negative (which takes no practice at all!). Thank you for sharing and I will be pinning and sharing your post! Be Well!

  14. Diana,
    If it’s okay I’m going to copy your graphic….great verses to meditate on when the negative thoughts creep in. So true that we need to replace the negative thoughts (lies) with God’s Truth and meditate on them. All great reminders here today…thank you!
    Bev xx

  15. This is the second time in under 12 hours that God has flashed Philippians 4:8 across my eyes and my heart. I’m sure He has a reason, and I’m thankful for the lesson of it.

  16. Thanks for sharing this encouragement. I needed to be reminded today of the choice we have to fill our minds with the positive things. Glad to be your neighbour today at #HeartEncouragementThursday.

  17. Visiting you from Chasing Community. Yes, negative thinking is definitely something I struggle with and write about frequently! I love your encouragement to replace those negative thoughts with God’s truth! God Bless

  18. I finally got to catch up on your posts Diana! This one is especially timely for me. Recently I have been struggling with untrue and hurtful words toxic individuals I have cut out of my life. Though I forgive them, certain triggers come up like weeds from time to time. I recently did a study on forgiveness and learned how not to bring up the old matters to the offenders, others, and even myself. Over time, I have stopped bringing up the matter to the offenders and to others, but it is so hard for me not to bring the matter to myself (i.e. replay the matter in my mind). A few days ago I started memorizing verses again, and Philippians 4:6-7 was one of them. I am so glad you help me put these verses into deeper context by explaining verse 8 in your post. It is truly what I need to overcome my struggle. As always, thanks for writing! Xoxo

  19. Philippians 4:7 is a true comfort to me in times of duress. It’s great to have it brought to another level here in your blog. Keep up the great work and God Bless.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this! I am saving this. I struggle with negative thoughts quite frequently. But I am working on getting better – and it’s better than it use to be. 🙂

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