2 Corinthians 10:5
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." NIV
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." KJV
Aren't we all familiar with those nagging, negative thoughts that make us worry and fret? It seems like those thoughts just keep going around and around in our heads to keep us from having any peace. Those thoughts are from the enemy, who wants us to be fearful, to question the truth, and to question God. If we will remember that we have the authority to take these thoughts, bind them up, and take them to Christ, He will take them and exchange them for peace and contentment. If we let these thoughts get the best of us, we will be on edge, anxious, and mistrusting of God and man.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for allowing the enemy to place thoughts in our heads that create doubt and fear. Help us to use the authority You have given us through the name of Christ, to take those thoughts captive and bring them to You. And we thank You for the peace and joy You bring to us for doing so. In Jesus' precious name we pray, Amen.