Hi, I am getting really negative thoughts in my head and it won’t go away. I have prayed to God about this and I am still getting this issue. Every time I pray, I get more negative thoughts. It just keeps getting worse. This has been keeping me up at night for hours. How can I get rid of these thoughts and stop getting them?


Both God and the devil communicate with us through our minds. God implants good advice and thoughts, and the devil of course puts in whatever he thinks will drive you away from God. He does it so cleverly that we often think that these are our own thoughts, and we get discouraged and think that God has abandoned us. But the Bible says that God never leaves or forsakes us, not matter what we do or think, so to think that He condemns and walks away from us is a deception. 

Jeremiah 31:3   The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

Hebrews 13:5   … For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The passage below says that we should bring “every thought into captivity”, which means that the moment you get one of these thoughts into your head, you immediately must call on God (silently!) in your mind, and ask Him to take it from you. Only God can combat the devil, for he is much cleverer and stronger than us, and also, he is invisible. God has always won when there was any argument or battle against the devil, and He is just waiting for you to call on Him for help. But you must do it the moment the thought comes, so that He can remove it before it gets out of hand, and becomes unstoppable.

2 Corinthians 10:5   casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Godbringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Psalm 118:5   I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.

Matthew 11     28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Philippians 4     Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When you pray to God, in the early morning, when you are preparing for the day, be prepared for the devil to try and sabotage your prayer life. He will put thoughts in your mind that are awful, and in the beginning, you will think they are your own thoughts. Or he will make your thoughts wander, so that you cannot concentrate on what you want to tell God. So, before you start, tell God that this is your time with Him, and only Him, and ask Him to keep the devil out. Ask Him to be your fortress all around you, so that you are totally secure with Him, and the devil is outside.

Talk to God every day about this problem, don’t wait until it happens. Ask Him to forgive you that you have not given it to Him to solve, but tried to sort it out yourself. Tell Him about it, and speak about your plan of action. Tell God that you will give Him the thought the moment it comes, and ask Him to remove it as soon as possible. And when He does remove it, don’t go and think about it again. Sing a song of praise to Him, say a memorized passage of the Bible, or just talk to God, so that the devil cannot get entrance again. Remember, this is not just something I have just thought up, I have tried it over many years, and it works!

God bless as you communicate with Him and watch how He overcomes the devil!

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