“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13

When Our Thoughts Run Wild

Today I am guest posting over at Jill Hoven’s blog. I’m so excited to be sharing my story on Follow His Footprints!

“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41_13(3)

Are you tempted to think the worst when someone pays you a compliment?

Not too long ago I was getting myself ready to go out for dinner with my husband. After trying on outfit after outfit, I finally settled on one. I asked my husband how I looked and he told me I looked fine.


My husband’s words weren’t harsh or unkind, but I kept coming back to them on our way to the restaurant. I replayed them in my head over and over again.  I couldn’t help but wonder what he really meant when he said, “You look fine.”

The longer I thought about it, the more negative my thoughts became.

He doesn’t think I look fine, he was just being polite.
He probably doesn’t even like what I chose to wear.
I bet he thinks I look frumpy.
Does he still find me attractive?

On and on my thoughts went….

By the time we got to the restaurant, I was convinced my husband thought I looked terrible. I was no longer in the mood for date night. In my threatened state of mind, I was cold and distant towards my husband. Instead of enjoying the evening, I was overwhelmed with worry, fear, and doubt. And all because I let my thoughts run wild…

I invite you to head over to my friend Jill Hoven’s blog to read the rest of my story and discover a powerful way to help us gain control over our thoughts. By the way, Jill is giving away a really sweet prize pack on her blog this week. Be sure to check it out while you’re there!

Thank you for joining us for this series. All throughout the month of April, we will be digging into the word to discover what God has to teach us about self-control.

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