12 Biblical Tips to Be Still and Know that God is in Control.
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Be Still: 12 Biblical Tips To Stop Negative Thinking!

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Be still… those are two words that I have to constantly remind myself. I’m always worrying and panicking about something that didn’t turn out the way I expected it to.

Despite my disappointment in the lack of reaching certain goals or obtaining certain wants, God is still in control and knows what’s best for me.

Last year, I learned that I struggle with anxiety. I decided to swallow my pride in order to seek counseling and get help. Ever since I started going to counseling, I have not been the same. I’ve been better, stronger, and less fearful of the unknown.

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I’ve learned so much in counseling, and many of it challenged my thinking and helped me learn to see things in different ways. Since I did Christian counseling, it also strengthened my relationship and faith in God. One of the many things that I’ve learned in counseling that helped change my thinking process is to be still.

Most people who grew up in the church know the bible verse that contains that phrase, but just because we read and known the phrase does not mean we fully understand it, truly believe it, or even put it into practice.

If you’re someone who (like me) struggles with negative thinking, fear, and anxiety give this a try. In moments of uncertainty, adversity, trials, and disappointment remind yourself to be still. Do everything you can to immediately stop the negative thoughts to simply think the words be still.

1. Be still because the worse scenario may actually turn into the best scenario. 

2. Be still because even if the worse scenario occurs you will get through it. God will help you get through it.

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3. Be still because your mind exaggerates things and makes things worse than they actually are.

4. Be still because reality is separate from fantasy and you have the strength to see the difference.

5. Be still because you have the power to turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Don’t let negative thoughts take control over you. 

6. Be still because trials and hardships are temporary and will eventually pass.

7. Be still because you’re not alone in your struggles. People like me understand and goes through it too.

8. Be still because you are an amazing human being. You are strong and have the ability to accomplish and do great things.

9. Be still because this hardship, might be God’s way of giving you an experience in order for you to help someone else who is going through the same thing.

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10. Be still because you can get help. 

11. Don’t be afraid to seek counseling and speak to someone about your situation. There are a lot more people than you think who struggles with it too. 

12. Be still and give yourself time to heal and get through this season in your life, because you WILL get through it.

In this verse: Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Andralia is a wife, school teacher, mother, and devout Christian. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Master's degree in Education. She is passionate about empowering women to practice self-love which leads to stronger relationships. She believes that children should be given love and respect. She also believes that with empowerment and encouragement, parents can raise children to make a positive difference in the world.

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