Let’s face it: we do not always function at 100%. We have days where we feel down, discouraged, and absolutely distraught. During these times, it is easy to feel as though God has forsaken us or as though we have been pushed into the margins of God’s agenda. Life has its way of making us feel this way, and I want you to understand something: it is normal. These feelings do not make you “less saved”. They are simply a part of the human experience. God never promised that our journey as His children would be easy. He did, however, guarantee that He would be by our side through it all.
Reading the Bible is imperative when you are feeling distant from God. I like to look at the Bible like a letter from God directly to us. We have access to His will and His heart daily if we just open it and see what He is saying to us. The beauty about modern technology is that we don’t even have to have a hard copy. We can access the scriptures right from our smartphones, tablets, or laptops!
If you are feeling down (or if you aren’t but just want a pick-me-up), here are three of my favorite scriptures that I like to go back to for some extra encouragement.
Matthew 6:25 (KJV) “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than meat and the body than raiment?”
Let’s be honest. How many times have we found ourselves stressing over the superficial things of life? Be it a job, a networking opportunity, finances, college, relationships, etc. This scripture is so encouraging because it is a gentle reminder that God does not want us stressing over the things that He has already made a way to take care of. I also love how he asks the question “Is not life more than meat and the body more than raiment?” In other words, there is so much more to life than the things that we worry about. Give it all to Him. He has already made a way!
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) “Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.”
What a beautiful thing it is to know that the King of Kings cares for you and I. I feel like sometimes, we forget that God truly does care about us. He cares about the things that we come before Him with. However, we have to muster up the faith within us to leave it before Him. As they say, “if you’re going to worry, don’t pray. If you are going to pray, don’t worry”. I use to pride myself on not subscribing to what I would call “tired cliches”, but hey. Those “tired cliches” were on to something. Anyway, let go. Let God. He cares, and He literally wants you to trust Him enough to cast your concerns onto Him.
Psalm 27:1 (KJV) “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
When I read this scripture, I feel as though there isn’t a thing in the world I cannot do. Is it just me? This verse is a great reminder that since God is our light, salvation, and strength, we have no reason to allow fear to conquer our lives! Whatever we do and wherever we go, He is with us and within us–His children. His chosen.
I hope and pray this finds its way into the depths of your heart and mind and encourages your spirit and soul. We all need encouragement at some point in this walk. If you have a favorite scripture(s) that you like to refer back to for some extra upliftment, drop a comment below!
I also want to encourage you all to read the full passage of scriptures of each of the verses I listed. I’m telling you; it’ll give you far more insight and additional encouragement. Take care!
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