Friday, August 2, 2013

When Life Makes You Say…

“But I just don’t know what on earth to do in this situation!” 
God is your Counselor.
(Ps. 119:24; Is. 48:17)

“But I am afraid!”  God is your Protector. (Joshua 1:9; Ps. 91:1; John 14:27)

“But I’m so lonely!” God is your Unfailing Friend; your All-time Companion that has your back 24/7. (Deut. 31:6; Is. 49: 15-16)

“But I feel so weary and weak.”  God is your Strength, and His Power is more evident in times of weakness. (Is. 40:31; 2 Cor. 12:9-10)

“But my life is overwhelming.”  He is your Firm Foundation.  Allow Him to keep you steady, by walking closely to Him. (Ps. 40:2; Ps. 46:1; Rom. 8:37)

“But my life is full of chaos and confusion.”  The Holy Spirit’s continuous presence is with you to guide you. (Is. 54:10; Ps. 32:8; Prov. 3:5-6)

“But my world is upside down and I feel uneasy and fearful of the present and future!”  God is your Hope. (Deut. 31:6; Ps. 31:24; Ps. 43:5)

“But I need…” God is your Provider. (2 Cor. 9:8; Phil. 4:19)

“But I’m just not content with the way my life is.”  Contentment and joy come from our relationship with Jesus, not our circumstances. (Is. 26:3-4; Ps. 107:9; Phil. 4:11-12

“But I am physically sick, and emotionally drained.”  God is your Great Physician, your Healer, and although we may not always understand His ways, we can trust Him, because He always has our best interest at heart. (2 Cor. 12:9; Ps. 103:3)

“But I feel so sad and rejected.”  Rest in His arms.  He is your Comforter.  He will never reject you. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Gal 6:17)

“But I feel shattered and broken hearted.”  Allow the Lord to use this, my friend.  He will heal your broken heart. (Ps. 34:17; Ps. 147:3; Is. 61:3)

“But my life seems hopeless!”  Hopelessness, to a person that is saved by grace, may be a matter of not understanding.  Peril can cloud our thinking.  If we only knew what He has in store for us, though! Look beyond the raging storms in your life and allow God to enlighten you.  He will provide you with much reason to hope and rejoice! (Eph. 1:18-20; Jer. 29:11)  

“But I feel so unloved.”  Jesus loves you so much that He died for you so that He can be with you forever. (Rom. 8:38-39; John 15:9; Eph. 3:17-19

“But I am facing a terrible battle!”  God is your Victorious Warrior and He is committed to winning the battle for you if you will follow Him. (Deut. 33:27; Ps. 34:7; 2 Thess. 3:3)

“But I’ve messed up.”  God is full of forgiveness, and mercy, and grace if you have trusted Jesus as your Savior. (Ps. 86:5; Rom. 10:9) (If you would like to know more about trusting Jesus as your Savior, click here.)

“But you don’t know how terrible my circumstances are!”  That is true, but God does.  He will be with you.  Seek Him wholeheartedly. (Jer. 29:13) Allow Him to guide and instruct you.  Don’t focus on your troubles, my friend, focus on Jesus.  Be consumed by His call; trust and understand that “all things work together for good.” (Rom. 8:28)  When you do that, life will take on a new significance and meaning, and you will discover and experience joy, regardless of the challenges that you face. (Ps.32:8; 1 Peter 4:12-13; Phil. 1:6)

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Little Susie Home Maker said...

This is wonderful advisee and I believe it all! HalleluYah! Beautiful graphic, as well.

Pamelyn said...

What great a great reminder that
God's Word has every answer to every question!

sandy said...

Lovely post full of TRUTH! Great encouragement! I'm enjoying your Pinterest boards also! We have much in common. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've had a busy summer and have been slow in responding but it's nice to "meet" you! Have a wonderful week!

janice15 said...

Love this great advise... A talk I just heard said many of the same this.. If you follow God word you will have all the answers to the things you don't know what to do or how.. Lovely have a great new week with love Janice

elenareviews said...

Very helpful reminder for me. I am fighting breast cancer...I needed your post.........

Anonymous said...

Mrs Smith, thank you so much for posting this! Those verses hit the spot!

Lorena Wheeler said...

Love all those verses..but your last one with the Victorian woman has always been my FAVOrite verse....thanks for your sweet comments on my recent curtains indid.
Be blessed,

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

It's funny how we tend to think that 'our' situation is unique and nobody could possibly understand or do something about it.

Thankfully we are reminded by your beautiful list of promises He's given!

Libby said...

Thank you so much for this. What a great help and reminder in times of need (which happens to be always).


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