Living a Spirit-filled life as a Christian doesn’t necessarily mean spending all day thinking and talking about depressing things. You need to find ways to fill your mind with uplifting thoughts that help you live above pain and sadness. And what better way to do so than to use Bible verses about positive thinking!
Here’s a collection of positive thinking verses from the Holy Scriptures to help you put positivity into practice for a more happy and fulfilled life.
Bible Verses About Positive Thinking: Focus on Positivity
I highly recommend starting your day with a few of these Bible verses to help hold your focus on uplifting and helpful things.
- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
- “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
- “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1-2
- “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.” Proverbs 4:20-22
- “Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:24-27
- “Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” Philippians 2:1-2
- “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:1-4
- “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
- “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18
- “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
- “In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6
- “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21
- “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31–32
- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.” Galatians 5:22
- “Make a tree good, and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad, and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.” Matthew 12:33
- “Therefore, if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
- “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22
- “Therefore, you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
- “If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” Ephesians 4:21–24
- “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
Bible Verses About Positive Thinking: Rise Above Worry and Doubt
No matter how spirit-filled you are, and regardless of how much you’ve developed your positive thinking skills, none of us are immune from tough times.
However, adopting the head-in-the-sand approach when faced with challenges won’t yield any long-lasting, positive results. If anything, continuously living in denial might lead to many unpleasant consequences, including depression.
Here are some bible verses that can help you when you are going through hell:
- “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
- “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3
- “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
- “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11
- “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13
- “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
- “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” Luke 12:24
- “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
- “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
- “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
- “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Proverbs 12:25
- “Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer.” Romans 12:12
- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
- “So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5
- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
- “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
- “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
- “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you that God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
- “Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
- “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” John 11:25
- “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
- “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9
- “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:29-31
- “Who of you, by worrying, can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 12:25
- “In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
- “Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28–30
Bible Verses About Positive Thinking: Rejoicing in God’s Goodness
One of the secrets of positivity is having an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude gives us more reasons to be grateful – it is a never-ending cycle! As you go about your day, remember some of the following verses and biblical affirmations and let each Bible verse prompt you to live truly grateful in each moment.
- “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” Psalm 118:24
- “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13
- “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
- “When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
- “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his marvelous deeds.” Psalm 96: 1-3
- “Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3
- “Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared; for today is holy to our LORD. Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the LORD is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10
- “Give thanks to the LORD for He is good: His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
No doubt, our modern world seems to be increasingly plagued by negativity. Sometimes it feels as if there’s one awful news or event lurking at every turn. This can easily drown Christians in negative energy and make us live reactionary lives.
Yet, there’s so much goodness and positivity in the world if only we look beyond all the chatter. If you start and end your day by meditating on each Bible verse about positive thinking, it won’t be too long before all the seemingly negative things around you start to gradually fizzle into the background of your life.
But this shift can only happen if you wholeheartedly hold your attention on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,” as we are admonished in Philippians 4:8.