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Hey friend –

I’m so glad you stopped by for some encouragement. Odds are you’re visiting me here today because you’re going through something hard. Maybe even devastating. And you’re searching for a kernel of hope— for God to breathe in your direction and pour enough strength over you to keep going. I have been in that place before and I am so very sorry to know you’re hurting. You’ve come to the right place and you are so welcome here. In just a few minutes (or you can just scroll down now) I’m going to share with you 8 bible verses that will give you strength for today.

But before I do that— I just want to share a story with you of God’s faithfulness. Scriptures are so important to cling to when we need strength— but I also love stories for the comfort and context they can give us.

A number of years ago, due to some poor choices combined with actual financial hardship, our house went into pre-foreclosure. We had been strapped for cash to buy groceries, let alone pay bills, and hadn’t made a payment in more than two months. Now it was getting scary and the bank was sending certified mail and threatening to foreclose on us.

We had tithed on what we earned, prayed, and asked God to help us—but I’ll be honest— the mountain of bills and problems seemed insurmountable and there was no hope on the horizon. We decided to do what we could in the natural and trust God to do what we could not do.

All of a sudden, over the next few weeks— two different individuals reached out to us and said it didn’t make any sense to them, but they felt like God was asking them to give us money! In fact—He had told them to do it weeks ago, but they didn’t want to insult us and weren’t aware of our need, so they delayed. Now His prompting was so strong to them, they felt they had to take the risk and obey His voice. They wanted to honor His request and both parties gave us $2000 for a total of $4000. Out of nowhere, we were able to catch up the mortgage, pay the other critical bills, and buy the groceries we needed.

Over the course of our walk with God, we’ve seen similar breakthroughs in relationships, spiritual oppression, physical healing, and personal transformation. God is so faithful, my friend. And even in the times when we are not delivered from hard circumstances, He provides us with the inner peace, resources, and relationships we need to not only survive, but to become the person He created us to be.

Take heart today. Soak in the promises He’s left you in these precious verses, cry out to Him, and trust that He is closer than your next breath and knows precisely what you need. Every detail of your life matters to Him. We need only to press into the Father and receive His presence and His promises.

8 bible verses that will give you strength for today:

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. –Psalm 62:1-2

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6 

 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. –Isaiah 26:3-4

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. –Psalm 46:1-3

But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 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. –John 14:26-27 

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? –Luke 12:22-26

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. –Isaiah 12:2-4 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. –Psalm 91:1-4 

Before you go—I’d love to pray over you—

Lord, today I lift up this precious friend who is seeking you in a time of trouble. I thank you that you know what we need before we even ask and you care more about our well-being than we do. Thank you for having good plans for us, seeing the very best in us, and being our trustworthy Shepherd through this rollercoaster ride we call life.

I ask you to comfort my friend—your child– right now and release your presence over them in a way they can perceive it. Help them to receive your tender Fatherly love and KNOW what a treasure they are to you. Give them a sign today that you are watching over them and you’re present with them through all circumstances.

I ask Lord that you send the people and resources that they need and show them what they can do in the natural to move back to a place of peace and breakthrough. Help them to receive keys to their true identity through this experience and make them stronger and more secure for the future.

Lord we thank you for your faithfulness. We love you. We trust you. And we offer up our worship to you today in the middle of our brokenness. Thank you for meeting us here. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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