I don’t think anyone is a stranger to trials. It is a given that living in this world means that we are going to go through some “stuff.” Sometimes those trials are small and more of a nuisance. And other times we find ourselves in unimaginable situations.
I find that in times of crisis we learn who we really are. These are the times we find out if we really believe what we claim to believe. This is when our faith muscles are tested.
During my seasons of crisis, I discovered that standing on the Word of God was and still is my best method of defense. When we were in the delivery room and I was preparing to deliver our stillbirth daughter at 38 weeks, my husband turned on the song Praise is What I Do by William Murphy. We agreed that we would praise God no matter our situation. That didn’t mean we weren’t hurt or wondering the big “Why us?”.
This is for you if:
1. You are in the midst of a crisis and need a little extra spinach (like Popeye) to feed your faith muscles.
2. You may not be going through a crisis at the moment and that is wonderful. However, I was reading a devotional by Joyce Meyer that said it is best to keep our Spiritual tanks full at all times, so that we are already prepared to take action in the face of calamity. So, that means this is for you too.
Unless noted, these were taken from the New Living Translation version.
1. Psalm 27:14 (King James Version)
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
2. Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good to those that love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
3. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
4. John 10:10
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
5. Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible.” But with God everything is possible.
6. Romans 8:37
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
7. Deuteronomy 31:6
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail nor abandon you.
8. 2 Corinthians 5:7(Kings James Version)
For we walk by faith, not be sight.
9. Mark 11:22
Then Jesus said to the disciples “Have faith in God.”
10. John 14:27 (New International Version)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
11. Isaiah 26:3 (King James Version)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
12. Ephesians 6:10
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. Then Jesus said to the disciples “Have faith in God.”
I hope these scriptures are as much of a blessing to you as they are to me.
See ya next week,