The Thought Struggle - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verse: Matthew 11:28

β€œCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Reflect and Respond:

Come to God today - let Him know your thoughts, your desires, your needs. Rest in His love and let Him guide you one step at a time.


Father, I come to You today for rest -- rest from my thoughts, rest from my weariness, rest from my struggles. Hold me tight, still my mind, comfort my heart, and guide me through each day one step at a time. I pray this in Your holy name. Amen.

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Everyday dear Lord Jesus keep my thoughts clean; help me to think thoughts of You and Your Father who art in Heaven.
Thank you for this message.
I need this today, the rest is needed for mind, thank you Jesus.
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
πŸ’œ Thank you
So true, we are never alone. Amen
Carolyn my dear sister in Christ You not alone for He is alive within You. Jesus leads the way our Mighty Shield Shelter Defender I Pray Father You will Hold onto us because You are our every need in The Gracious Blessed Holly Name of Jesus Christ I Pray Amen. Thank You Carolyn I need you to know you have help me more than you know! It hasn't been easy but knowing we are a family helps me to come here knowing that I'm not the only child who's facing the battle but knowing that all battles belong to Jesus. Thank You again πŸ€—πŸ˜‡ β€œThe next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29 (KJV)
We must always remember Jesus is Here working within us light in the darkness that tries to come. Tell that darkness No I am a Child of God I will not be shaken or moved for I know who I belong to. Praise Jesus Glory to God πŸ™
Father We Praise and Thank You for Your Faithfulness The One True Promise keeper. I Thank You Lord for knowing I am not my body but a Spirit alive within You OH Mighty God. Father this hits close for us many than more of Your children than care to say. Please Father Bless us to Turn to You with everything knowing Christ is The Joy of our Strength. That there is nothing we can not turn to You with for You already know, waiting for us to let go and give to You. Father Please remind us The only name to remember is "Jesus" we have only one beautiful life given back through You to live. Help us Oh Mighty Lord to give us The True Peace and Calm only You can give us. Father today has been one of those days but I've turned to You and left go knowing this battle belongs to You. All that matters is Jesus Christ knows me for I am His He is Mine I Will Trust in You with all my heart for you are my Strength. Please Father Bless and continue to teach us when those thoughts creep in Jesus is here telling his followers that there is nothing to gain in life by being worried or anxious. For if we believe in Your every word Jesus has us nothing can separate us from Him. Let lift Inspire encourage each other in You Jesus always. Father I ask I Pray let go giving all to You in Jesus name Amen
Amen thank you Arnie
Oh wow. This is SO ME TODAY. God please help me to put in the hard work necessary to grow away from my temptations and grow closer to you. My thoughts can overwhelm me for days at a time. It's so scary sometimes.... please help me to share your yoke with you. I humbly pray for this in Jesus's name. Amen
I pray that my thoughts be more joyful in the Lord
Dark thoughts can be overwhelming- but i pray over everyone that God is your shield and through Jesus Christ you have a comforter and a shepard to guide you through you battles. Be encouraged to know God dwells in you because he is stronger than your problems!
Thank you for your encouragement and I have prayed the above prayer. It is the way I feel. I use to listen to "Brother Epp." I miss those days.
Thanks for sharing.
Very very good we all struggle like this we need to keep the Lord first in our lives so our minds can be good
This message seems to speak to those of us prone to chronic depression. It can be so easy for the depression to pull us under. Our feelings of worthlessness and irrelevance can be overwhelming. Thank you for reminding us that God is always there for us. A very timely reminder. God bless your ministry
Father God, I come to You with a heavy heart ❀ and I lay my burdens at the cross. I trust in You and I lift up Your Holy name. I rest my weary spirit believing in Your Holy name to cast out any and all evil. Fill my weary heart ❀ with Your amazing love and give me rest in the peace that surpasses all understanding. In the precious name of our Savior, Christ Jesus, I πŸ™ pray, AMEN
Father, I need Your rest. Please ease my anxious mind. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
I have to go to God for rest a lot but he always comforts me and makes me realize he is so much greater than my faults and he knows how to mend me!!
Thank you for this.