47 Hopeful Bible Verses for Positive Thinking

When we feel uncertain, unsure and faced with obstacles we, as Christians, are charged with believing in God and his plans for us. These Bible verses for positive thinking can help us remain positive and trust in Him.

Positive thinking works because it is a God-given spiritual truth.

We are encouraged to examine the things that are true, honorable, just, pure, beautiful, and commendable—and to linger on them. Trying to think positively every day of the week is difficult. It may be downright tough at times, especially during tough circumstances.

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What Does the Bible Say About Positive Thinking?

Psalm 37:5

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Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

God wants us to learn how to switch out bad ideas for good ones and to learn to fill our minds with His truth, His love, and His peace.

Genuine faith inspires strong trust In God. It entails genuinely trusting Him and putting His words into action. When you do this, God grants you rest, which is truly comforting.

Your attitude is changed by placing your faith and resting in God. Because you are certain that God can handle any situation, doubt is eliminated and you are instilled with a genuine sense of optimism. He loves you and wants what’s best for you.

Proverbs 17:22

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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

We tend to concentrate too much on what’s unpleasant and chaotic.

During the storm, we tend to disregard the presence of Jesus in the boat with us in favor of concentrating on the wind and waves, much as the disciples did.

Faith changes our perspective and fosters an optimistic view regardless of our circumstances. Faith makes us concentrate on the journey rather than the problem.

Jesus is always working to strengthen our faith. Living as a Christian entails traveling with Christ. He shapes our life in every situation so that we might grow more like Him.

When we are certain that He is molding us, we prevent being disheartened about impermanent things. We become glad that our troubles are not intended to harm us but to strengthen our faith.

Remember that you are never alone.

Philippians 4:13

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I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Our struggles might make us feel depressed and alone. But we are never on our own! Jesus is constantly by our side.

Looking to the Lord reminds us that all we go through will bring us closer to Him. We should turn to Him and surrender our worries and concerns so that they may be transformed into faith and joy.

It becomes difficult for us to be pessimistic when we genuinely believe that we are not alone.

Philippians 2:4

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do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Negative emotions become more rooted the longer they are around. Before those ideas gain power, they must be stopped.

There is goodness everywhere, but you have to search for it, recognize it, and reflect on it. The good might be difficult to locate at times. But finding the good is a great habit that leads to positive thinking.

God tells us to always rejoice. Do not rejoice only when things are going well, but rejoice at all times, in all circumstances.

God’s purpose for our existence includes perpetual joy.

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Colossians 2:17

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things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Why does God value your constant joy, regular prayer, and continued gratitude? It’s because it is difficult to be joyful and grateful while being negative at the same time.

It is difficult to be joyful and grateful while being negative at the same time. Instead of whining or behaving selfishly when you feel like it, or when you catch your mood becoming dampened, pray to God with gratitude and delight.

Declaring war on low-level thinking means keeping your thoughts focused on higher things.

Proverbs 16:24

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Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Though the majority of mankind now understands the value of positive thinking, they are neglecting a crucial component of real pleasure and success: our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

God gives us something to constantly be glad about, regardless of whether we choose joy or choose to rejoice in difficult circumstances. Therefore, even in trying situations, we still have Jesus.

God’s salvation and love are still available to us. And we have the promise of spending eternity with Him.

The Bible claims that the peace of Christ “transcends all understanding,” meaning that we may have peace in Jesus even though the rest of the world would find it impossible to do so.

Make the deliberate decision to put God’s truth in front of your worried thoughts.

In prayer, submit your problems to God.

Psalm 50:15

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And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Have faith that God will support you and also give you aid.

When you give your life to Christ, learning how to think positively is not something that happens naturally.

Once you become a follower of Jesus, the enemy could even make more of an effort to control your thoughts. But you may rely on God’s serenity to keep your mind at rest and His strength to support you.

It is ultimately up to you to transform your perspective.

Ephesians 4:23

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and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

You must choose to think godly thoughts, and you must choose to do so each day.

Having a relationship with God today is the key component of happiness. Positivity and devotion to God should guide your thinking. With this, you’ll be able to lead a happy life that satisfies God’s plan for you.

Corinthians 10:5

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We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Colossians 3:2

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Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Matthew 6:21

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for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 18:7

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A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Psalm 139:17

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How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

Philippians 1:10

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so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

Ephesians 4:2

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with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

Proverbs 2:14

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Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

Job 34:32

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Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again’?

Matthew 5:48

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Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Proverbs 2:20

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So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.

Nahum 1:7

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The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Thessalonians 5:7

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For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.

John 1:9

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Philippians 2:5

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Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

Corinthians 10:31

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 18:21

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Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Galatians 4:21

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Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?

Matthew 6:33

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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Galatians 1:12

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For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

John 3:6

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That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Genesis 3:4

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The serpent said to the woman, You surely will not die!

Corinthians 7:21

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Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that.

Matthew 21:22

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And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Proverbs 24:10

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If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Proverbs 15:1

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A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Galatians 5:22

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Proverbs 15:2

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The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Romans 12:12

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rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

Psalm 1:2

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But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.

Romans 14:1

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Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

Psalm 27:13

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I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Proverbs 3:6

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In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 4:23

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Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 16:5

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Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Philippians 4:6

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 6:17

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And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Psalm 118:24

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This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Matthew 15:11

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It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

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The Bible gives us reason to be hopeful and to think positively. If we feel stuck, we can offer a prayer for good luck or a better tomorrow but the scripture and the teachings of Jesus tell us all we really need to do is to trust in the word of God. As true Christians, we know he will never abandon us.

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