No doubt about it, life can get very tough. You can become ill, lose your job, lose your home or lose your precious feeling of being safe. Seems like you are always in crisis mode. It’s at times like these that you need to anchor yourself to God even more than you do every day. You need to ask His help to make it through and trust Him to answer. He does. He never fails.
When my life gets tough, there are a number of scriptures that come to mind. It is my prayer that they give you as much comfort and encouragement as they give me.
Psalm 23 is filled with peace and spiritual and emotional security. It lets me know that, no matter what’s going on in my life, God is there to guide, protect and bless me.
Psalm 23 (NKJV)
A Psalm of David.
23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Romans 8:28 gives God’s promise that He will work all situations in my life for the good. Many have been the times that I prayed, “Father, I don’t know how You are going to do it, but You promise to work this out for my good somehow. Help me to hang in there until You do just that”. God always keeps His promises.
New King James Version (NKJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose
Matthew 6:33 literally sustained us during a period of hunger and homelessness. Praise God for taking care of our needs and praise Jesus for telling us not to worry about the how and when.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
I am sorry if life is tough for you right now. May God grant you comfort and peace as you slog through your tough time.
Father God, thanks for being with me always. Thanks especially for sticking close during my life’s tough times and being my anchor during them. Help me to know that, no matter what’s going on, You have it covered. Grant me what I need to be able to endure, and that includes Your peace that passes understanding. Thanks in advance for working all these bad things for my good like You word promises. You know I love You and look forward to being with You for eternity. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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