To Encourage You...
I like the fact that he searched me and he knows me, nothing is a surprise for him.
from Psalm 46 verses 1 and 2 (Amplified version) God is our refuge and strength (mighty and impenetrable to temptation) a very present and well proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains be shakes into the midst of the sea.
Zephaniah 3:17 tells me that the Lord takes delight in me. Find that incredible and encouraging at this time.
Psalm 91 v 4 he will cover you with his wings, you will be safe in his care. His faithfulness will protect you and defend you This has been my constant help in my long life.
God has blessed me with lots of scriptures but one that he often uses is Joshua 1 v 9.
The You Version bible app is great and there's a lovely kid's one Bible for Kids. I'm reading a bible in a year plan at the moment called 'As It Happened'. Although it's probably going to take me 2 years!
Verses that encourage me:
John 15 v 16 - you did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear good fruit.....
Heb 13 v 8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
John 24 v 1 - The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it
Col 1 v 17 - He [Jesus] is before all things, and in Him all things hold together
The story of doubting Thomas is one of my favourite scriptures I was first told about it at Windsor House one of the staff there was a Christian. This was in 1975 (John 20).
2 Corinthians 4: 14&16-18
We know that the one who raised Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in His presence.....Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Psalm 91 vs 1-6 my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.
“For I know the plans I have for you“ declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29 v 11
A thought to begin with - I've been reading a book about Mary, mother of Jesus. This comment referred to Israel in the wilderness, but I think it also applies to us now: ' the sense of place was now replaced by the sense of community, and people were asked to be a place to each other. They were also asked to put down deeper roots in God.'
Or 'Life is tough, but God is good'
Sue's recommendations from Bible App:
Shelter Joni Eareckson Tada
Good News in a time of crisis