After more than half a century of pastoral ministry, I have encountered many Christians who struggle with all kinds of evil thoughts.
I have seen some seek solutions from psychiatrists, others sought after various deliverance ministries, and went from conference to conference, others continued to fight with their strength while counting on the Lord to help them , others abandoned the faith because the fight was too hard... Fortunately, many found peace!
I salute the courage and determination of all these beloved ones to find a solution to their problem. This makes me think of the woman with the issue of blood "who spent all her wealth on doctors, but none could heal her" (Luke 8:43).
Many are tormented with this, and wonder if the Lord can forgive these daily evil thoughts? They ask themselves this question: Isn't this the "sin against the Holy Spirit"?
I have noticed that the more we fight against these thoughts, the more of them there are.
To get out of it, we must realize that our identity does not reside in these thoughts, but in Jesus.
Stop giving importance to these "bad thoughts", and occupy your thoughts on other things as Paul recommends in Philippians 4:8: "Let whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely… be the object of your thoughts.”
“Lord, we pray for all our loved ones, who are struggling with their thoughts; that they may be delivered from this burden, and find peace!
We pray that they will be able to replace these evil thoughts with the wholesome thoughts communicated by your Spirit.
May their thoughts be turned to the truths of your Word! In the name of Jesus, amen!”