It seems the world has gone crazy yet again. It is normal these days to tread in the river and drown in the surge of fear and bad news. Sometimes we need reminders of God’s presence when we can’t understand what He is doing (or not doing).
I know I do.
I have written many scriptures in my journal in times of desperate ache and despair in the last year. The moments, hours, and days when I did not feel God’s presence, I would declare His truths as a reminder to myself that He indeed was there.
Today I’d like to share verses that give me great comfort. I pray these words will help lift your gaze to God. May they bring you a measure of confidence and courage to face what the world or your world throws at you.
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Ephesians 1:3 NLT
Even to your old age, I will be the same, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will sustain you and deliver you. Isaiah 46:4 BSB
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT
Now to Him who is able to do so much more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us. To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20 BSB
Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy. John 16:24 NLT
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NLT
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
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 NLT
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 NLT
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 AMP
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 ESV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 NASB
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 NIV
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. Philippians 4:6 The Message
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 ESV
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 ESV
Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say. Psalm 51:12 TPT
“You need me every moment. Your awareness of your constant need for me is your greatest strength.”