God gives us promises throughout scripture. We can apply these scriptures to our situations and circumstances to give us peace, to build our faith, to encourage us, and sometimes to even turn the situation around. God also tells us to remind Him, or put Him in remembrance, of His Word. When we remind God, we remind ourselves too! (Here’s a great post on the subject by Victoria Osteen.)
“Put me in remembrance; let us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right.” Isaiah 43:26 (ESV)
In order to remind God, we have to find and know the verses first to be able to use those scriptures for troubling times. It’s helpful to make a list of some go-to verses to access when those times arise. I’ve put together just a few of my personal favorites here.
My heart is so heavy, burdened and sad this past week. I have had to remind and tell myself that “Jesus will carry your burdens.” I am fine, and I have had no personal loss. Unfortunately though some of my friends have, which makes me hurt for them. For some reason I just feel like there’s so much sadness (like I said…my heart feels heavy). If you know me at all, you know that I’m a person of great empathy. I hurt when others hurt. My sister, Shawna, is the same way—boy, are we a mess when we get together!
This past week a friend of mine unexpectedly lost her husband. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering that she and her children must be enduring. I also feel so helpless because there is absolutely nothing that I can say or do to take away any of their pain. I absolutely HATE death and the pain that it brings with it.
On the same day that I learned about my friend’s husband, I saw online that Continue reading →