NF’s song “Drifting” is the perfect example of the struggle of having anxiety/depression simultaneously combined with trauma, neglect, and abuse.
Today, I will share how I remove my past triggers and toxic thoughts by renewing my mind DAILY. I identify the lie with God’s help, renounce the lie, and replace the lie with the truth in God’s Word. This isn’t a one-time thing, but it is something that I continually do when the thoughts and triggers come to the surface.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.Romans 12:2
Simply stated, renewing your mind, according to Romans 12:2, means interpreting life through the lens of God’s Word rather than through the lens of your experience, woundedness, trauma, preferences, or the opinions of others. Below are a few examples of how to do this.
💀 Lie: “You are alone.”
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’Isaiah 41:10
I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Matthew 28:20
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6
💀 Lie: “No one cares about you.”
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?Psalm 8:4
Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.Isaiah 49: 15
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!psalms 139:17
How great is the sum of them!
💀 Lie: “You are unloved.”
We love Him because He first loved us.1 John 4:19
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.romans 8:38-39
You keep track of all my sorrows;psalm 56:8
You have collected all my tears in Your bottle;
You have recorded each one in Your book
💀 Lie: “You are weak.”
Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.Proverbs 31:25
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.Nehemiah 8:10
The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.Exodus 15:2
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
Be of good courage,psalm 31:24
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.
💀 Lie: “You are not complete.”
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.Colossians 2:9-10
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.Psalm 23:1
“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”Psalm 107:9
💀 Lie: “No one can help you.”
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.Psalm 121:1-2
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Psalm 46:1
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.Isaiah 41:13
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,Psalm 34:18
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
💀 Lie: “You will never find peace.”
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:7
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.2 Thessalonians 3:16
💀 Lie: “You will never be healed.”
So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.Exodus 23:25
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying:“This is Zion No one seeks her.”Jeremiah 30:17
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4
💀 Lie: “You are not accepted.”
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.Romans 15:7
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.John 6:37
💀 Lie: “You’ll never be happy.”
I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities.Psalm 31:7
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.Psalm 30:11
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16:11
💀 Lie: “There is no hope for you.”
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.Psalm 71:5
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.Hebrews 10:23
💀 Lie: “You are unsafe.”
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.”Psalm 16:8-9
“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.Hebrews 13:6
“In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”Psalm 4:8
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;Isaiah 43:2
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
💀 Lie: “You have no purpose.”
There are many plans in a man’s heart,proverbs 19:21
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.Proverbs 20:5
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:10
I will cry out to God Most High,psalm 57:2
To God who performs all things for me.
I hope you found this list helpful. What lies do you need to replace in your life? leave me a comment below.