Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
One of the ways we can combat critical thoughts is to remember what God has said about us in the Bible. In the verse above we are given a simple reminder that we have access to peace. But this isn’t just any kind of peace. It’s the kind of peace which exceeds anything we can understand. This verse tells us that we can have peace, even when being at peace doesn’t make sense or seems impossible. That includes having peace in our minds. When those critical thoughts enter your mind telling you that you’re not enough or that things will only get worse, simply respond with God’s Word (the Bible). Remind yourself that you have access to God’s peace which exceeds anything that you can understand. Take a moment to thank God for the peace that He’s made available to us.