Finding yourself a bit discouraged today?
Has life, full of twists and turns, got your down?
Is your path full of detours, and stops, and roadblocks?
Are your circumstances beyond your control?
Is what you see transpiring around the world causing you to feel unsettled and disheartened?
Friend, I’m sorry you’re discouraged. May it help you to know you’re not alone.
Many understand discouragement, including me.
Discouragement happens to us all, and I find it can be subtle and sneaky. It can appear when we least expect it, and it can knock the wind right our of our sails.
You probably know what I’m writing. What do you do in times like these to lift your spirits and encourage your heart?
When I get discouraged, I cling to a few Bible verses that I purposely embedded in my mind. They help me so, and I pray they encourage your heart today, too.
7 Bible Verses To Encourage Your Heart
So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up. (The Voice)
I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid. (CEV)
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. (NLT)
1 Peter 5:7
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. (The VOICE)
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (NLT)
What should we say then? Since God is on our side, who can be against us? (NIRV)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)
Do you have a favorite verse you turn to? Feel free to add to this list below, or share what you do to encourage your heart during discouraging times.
Praying God strengthens you and blesses you with His presence today.
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Loved reading your verses and yes we all walk through times of discouragement. Only He can change that.
These verses are treasures! Thank you for setting them up before our eyes today!
God’s word is the place to go for encouragement. You have chosen some great verses. Jeremiah 29:11 and Philippians 4:6 are verses that never fail to speak to me and encourage me. Thank you for sharing God’s word with us today.
Love these scriptures, Julie! Thank you for sharing them here.
John 16:33: Take heart! In this world you will have trouble, but I have overcome the world!! Is one of my favorites : ) Love this!!
I love the FIVE promises Isaiah 41:10 contains. I am with you. I am your God. I will strengthen, help and uphold you with My righteous right hand. Our blogging community would be blessed if you shared this devotion at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup. #LMMLinkup http://www.foreverjoyful.net/?p=1018
Such great verses. Joshua 1:9 is one of my comfort verses.