Have you ever been going through a tough time and needed a word to lift your spirits? Have you ever been searching through the bible to find that one key verse for that situation you are going through? Or maybe you just needed a word to encourage a friend.
I've been in this place many times. Where I just need something short and powerful to lift my spirits. To let me know that things will be okay. To give me peace in the mist of my storm.
For different areas of my life, I use different scriptures for encouragement.
When I need to be reminded that God can do things beyond my imagination:
Ephesians 3:20 ERV "With God's power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything I can ask or think of."
When I am worried and need peace:
John 14:27 ERV "I leave you peace. It is your own peace I will give you. I give you peace in a different way than the world does. So don't be troubled. Don't be afraid."
When something unexpected happens, and I need to be reminded that nothing is a surprise to God:
Psalms 139:16 NLT "You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."
When I need wisdom for a decision:
Proverbs 3:6 ERV "With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way."
When I become weary about being single:
Genesis 2:18 ERV "Then the Lord God said, "I see that it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make the companion he needs, one just right for him."
When I feel I'm not capable of doing something:
Mark 9:13 ERV "Jesus said to the father, "Why did you say 'if you can?' All things are possible for the one who believes."
When I want to say yes, but have to say no because I want to be obedient to Christ:
Hebrews 12:11 ERV "We don't enjoy discipline when we get it. It is painful. But later, after we have learned our lesson from it, we will enjoy the peace that comes from doing what is right."
I hope these verses will encourage you on your journey. Always remember,
Where there is a problem, there is a promise.