Many of us go through periods when we experience pain and discouragement. We withdraw into ourselves and can feel very isolated amongst people who may not understand all that we’re feeling. Sometimes these seasons can last many months or even years and it can be very difficult to see beyond the grey that fills our emotional and spiritual filter.
It is important that we continually meditate on God’s Words and pray for His guidance and counsel. His Words are, truly our spiritual daily bread and sustains us more than physical food can. As we go through life’s ebbs and flows, especially during times when we feel downhearted, it is important that focus on God and reach out for His Hand. He will heal and carry us during our times of trial.
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” ~ Isaiah 41:10
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us! ~ Romans 8:31
“He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power” ~ Isaiah 40:29
“For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you” ~Isaiah 41:13.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you”~ Isaiah 60:1
“Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul” ~Psalm 143:7
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” ~ Psalm 73:26
“But You, O LORD,are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain.” ~ Psalm 3:3-4
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him” ~ Psalm 28:7