Many studies have found positive associations between religion and health in the United States. Americans who regularly attend religious services tend to live longer.
One of the greatest miracles God performs is that of a changed life. Millions of lives are delivered from substance abuse, destructive/self-destructive habits, emotional wounds, etc.
Although it might seem difficult at first, it is possible to change the way we think
Recognize negative thoughts.
Each time a negative thought enters your mind, make note of how you’re feeling. Ask yourself things like: Does this thought help me in any way? Does it make me happy, or does it steal my peace? Is this a problem God can’t handle, or am I assuming it’s too big for Him? (Trick question: Nothing is too big for God!) Is it even true according to God’s Word? Asking God to make us aware of our negative thoughts is the first step to learning to control them.
Reject negative thoughts.
Once you learn to be aware of your negative thoughts, you can begin to combat them and fight back. Each time you notice a negative thought, aim to pause and reject it. Remind yourself not to focus on the negativity, and instead, try to focus on something positive. Take control of what you’re thinking, rather than letting your thoughts run rampant. Then, turn that negative thought around.