Everyone goes through hard times in life. It rains on the just, it also rains on the unjust. In these times there’s often scriptures we all choose to cling onto, these are some that I find myself leaning on more and more when things get tough.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17, NIV
This scripture is important because for me when I’m dealing with self-doubt. When I feel like maybe the things I’m doing for God aren’t working, or maybe I’m not where God wants me to be. It reminds me that the gifts I have been given, the things I have are all from God and he does not change like shifting shadows.
I take comfort in this scripture whenever I feel fear of some kind of physical threat to my health, well-being, and general situations. It says that God WILL protect me if I make him my shelter. God WILL protect me.
I use this scripture to bring me comfort when others are making my life difficult, and whenever I feel like people act wrong and continue to be rewarded for it by their life circumstances. While we do not battle against flesh and blood but against principalities and rulers of darkness in high places it can be difficult to not feel dismayed watching other people be rewarded for doing evil while you’re dealing with trials and tribulations DOING THE RIGHT THING!
This scripture says that they will wither like the grass and that doing the right thing is protected and rewarded.
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.Isaiah 40:31, NIV
When you hope in God you will be renewed. Though things might FEEL hopeless, you WILL soar high on wings like eagles and WILL NOT faint or grow weary!
This entire song is based upon that scripture in Isaiah. He NEVER grows weak or weary and that he gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. It gives me chills.
God is always there for you, He is always a shoulder you can cry on, He is one that will listen to you when no one else does. Lean on him and remember these scriptures as I have during impossible feeling circumstances!