There are two things that get me through my day. My prayer journal and daily planner. I seriously don’t know how I’d get through life without them.
Beginning your day by suiting up with the armor of God is so incredibly important. It grounds you and completely puts your life and challenges in perspective.
Bathing yourself in God’s word equips you to handle whatever your day brings by reminding you that God is in control and absolutely nothing can destroy you, no matter how hard it is.
But what about throughout the day?
Do you run around like a crazy person then crawl into bed at night realizing that you never connected with God?
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Your life is meant to be lived with Him in it.
You’re chasing after the kids, perhaps working outside of the home, driving them to practice after school, making dinner, and doing homework, and by the time you pour yourself into bed at night, you realize that you haven’t spoken to God since this morning – or at all for that matter!
God created you to be in fellowship with Him throughout the day. His intention was never for you to go through life on your own. He wants you to let Him in.
It takes practice, but when you seek Him, invite Him in and ask for His guidance, life truly does become so much easier. You’ll learn to find the joy that He has peppered throughout your day!
Life is hard
Life is just plain hard.
But the truth is, no matter how difficult it gets, it is possible to have both peace and pain at the very same time.
It’s in the storms where God shows you how strong you are, how capable you are, and that even in your difficulty, you can still find the beauty.
In order to find peace right in the middle of your pain, you’ve got to be rooted in God’s truth, and something that helps me remember is to have inspiration and scripture in front of me wherever I turn.
So today I thought I would I put together some of my favorite encouraging scriptures for you.
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Put them in a frame, tape them to your bathroom mirror or the dash of your car. Hang them in your work locker or at your desk.
In fact, share them with others to brighten their day!
Here are some of my favorite Bible verses that I use to help me in those tough times.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly with patience and composure. Romans 8:25
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9
They do not fear bad news. They confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Psalm 112:7
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7-8
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
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 12:25-26
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My prayer is that these scripture cards encourage, inspire, and help you to stand on God’s truth. To change your perspective and help you see that you really can find peace in the mess.
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