“Do not be afraid for I am with you.” Isaiah 43:5
I like to have everything planned out, and when things don’t work out that way, I question everything and try to figure out “what now.” This verse brings me comfort that I’m not alone in my fears for the future, and comforts me to know that I will be guided down the path I’m meant to go on….I’m terrified of the future and the unknown. It takes the weight of the world off my shoulders.
“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
This verse was marked in my dad’s Bible. I’m not sure why, but I know how strong his faith was.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
This verse is special to me because I chose it as my confirmation verse.
God is giving me the assurance that he will always be there. I don’t have to worry. As long as I have Him in my heart, everything will be okay. Everything is alright.
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
Life is always full of scary choices and events. A lot of times, it’s easy to get wrapped up in life and its uncertainties. God is telling me that if I remember him throughout my life, he will lead me and help me get through it all.
“Be still and know I am God.” Psalm 46:10
This first came to us when we were going through the issue with the pastors several years ago. Since then it has brought me peace many, many times in many, many situations. So simple. So right. So comforting.
God reminds me: It’s not me, it’s God.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:19-29
This meaningful passage from Psalm 118 stands out to me:
We do face trauma, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. We need support, strength or insight greater than ourselves. WE can work through these things if we allow ourselves to share the load with the Lord.
Verse 24 could be restated “the Lord has acted, assisted, reassuringly because we have asked for this strength and allowed him to support us.”
“This is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice!” Psalm 118:24
Every day is a gift.
God says: All is well!