What a sobering, morbid picture! No wonder we need to guard our thoughts. (Is. 26:3, Phil. 4:7) This requires "meta-cognition," the ability to think about what we are thinking about. With God's help we can adjust the habitual thought patterns of our own mind. This is a wonderful gift God has given us. It helps us to test and realign our thoughts.
I love David's prayer, "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive, hurtful way in me; lead me in the everlasting way." (Ps. 139:23-24)
I am so grateful that God can read my mind and heal my heart! Each time I switch my thoughts into "the everlasting way," there is great rejoicing.
"I rejoice when your mind turns toward Me. Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me."