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