The Positive Power of Praise
When your heart is weighted down with worry, fear, sorrow, or pain, instead of dwelling on your losses and woes, think about Jesus and His love. Count your blessings. Think about the love of your family and friends. If you can’t think of anything else to be thankful for, you can at least be grateful for all the problems, troubles, and ailments you could have but don’t because God has spared you from them!
Look on the bright side. Think on the good things. “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”1
Thank God for all He has done. Chase away the Devil and all his shades of night by letting the light in-God’s positive light of Scripture, the Word, prayer, praise, songs. Do anything you can to occupy your mind completely with positive thinking! It’s a kind of work therapy. It’s a prayer and praise therapy. It’s a Scripture therapy, and it chases away the shades of night!
If you’re thinking about the Lord and putting Him in the center focal point of your concentration and your consciousness, then this pushes the Devil and all his doubts and lies and fears into the outer fringes. You can’t be positive and negative at the same time. Fill your mind and mouth with the light of praise to God, and it will push the darkness out.