The word “thoughts” appears 50 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 29 most comforting Bible scriptures on thoughts.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 4:4
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
“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.”
I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
The Lord—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.