Is there help when I fail in my thought life?

Is there help when I fail in my thought life?

Failings need not produce hopelessness, for "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Philippians 4:13). Therefore, despite our failure, we have a Savior who can deliver us from sin's power. Resolving the problem through human determination or methods is inadequate. If the means is not spiritual, the result won't be spiritual.

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Immediate confession of wrong thoughts restores communion with the Lord, which provides the strength needed to withstand temptation. Confession is not a process that strengthens our resolve; it is an immediate return to normal Christian living.

Trying to force wrong thoughts from the mind only makes the problem worse, reinforcing wrong thinking. Replace wrong thinking with right thinking. Turn to Christ. Enjoy the wonderful contrast He is to all our miserable failures.

D. Oliver