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How Concepts of God Change your Brain

Your fallen nature has primed you to fear and mistrust God. Adverse experiences in childhood deepen that distrust and fear. You may believe that He is ready to punish you, judge you, abandon you, or simply doesn't care about you. If you cannot believe that God is good, how can you believe He will help you? And wouldn’t you want God’s help if He were on your side?

Love changes your brain. Believing that God loves you activates an important circuit in your brain called the anterior cingulate, which intervenes between the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex, shifting us shift from anger and fear to love and compassion. Fixing your concept of God goes a long way toward rewiring your brain for recovery.

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