Today’s post is a collection of scripture I like to pull out and read on those days when I am feeling caged in or even defeated by a particular circumstance in my life. Maybe you can relate. Do you ever have days when your stomach is churning in stress, the weight of the world seems to be resting on your shoulders, and your brain feels like a bird’s nest?
I know I do.
Maybe you are having a hard time finding peace and joy in your current situation. Or quite possibly, you are feeling stuck in a rut and can’t seem to break free from something. Do not worry, Friend. We all have been there. Whether a difficult relationship, financial need, health crisis, or fear of an unknown, I will confess that it has taken me some time to learn how to cling to scripture and seek God first during those days or seasons in my life.
It is so easy to pick up the phone to call a girlfriend, treat ourselves to some retail therapy, or even fill up our calendar with endless forms of entertainment to help us to temporarily feel better, but truth be told, nothing brings contentment and clarity to our lives like the living Word of God.
So, why not seek direction from the One who knows you best? Or even better, why not get answers from the One who desires what is best for you?
It almost seems too good to be true, doesn’t it?
And yet, it is the truth that ALWAYS sets us free.
One favorite trick or handy tools I like to carry around with me is a small 3×5 spiral of index cards. It is filled to the brim with some of my absolute favorite scriptures that have ministered to my heart over the years. This little spiral is often tucked in my purse and has gone many places with me. Whether I am on a trip, sneak into a bathroom stall (for a quick moment of peace), or I am sitting in the kid’s carpool lane, I can’t tell you how many times I have reached into my purse to pull out these precious promises.
I hope today as your read over these particular verses from the Bible that you will be reminded of the absolute sovereignty of the God of this universe, and no matter what is going on in your life, you will be encouraged to know in the depth of your soul that our God is good. He is in control. His kingdom is everlasting. And last, but certainly not least, victory is assured for those who call His Son, Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior over all.
Let’s break free from the lies and doubts that may be bombarding our brains and find refuge in God’s word. These verses just might be the perfect starter for creating your very own spiral of truth.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 28:11
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He had created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2: 8-10
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he had done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:18
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40: 31
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41: 10
I am so THANKFUL for the truth of God’s Word! Aren’t you?
Can’t think of a better way to bring peace of mind and encouragement to our hearts with God’s Word, which says, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
From my nest to yours,