Recent Words that Give Life

A lifeline… A promise… A remembering of who God is. Sometimes when the busy chaos of our lives seems overwhelming, it’s good to have scripture verses to cling to. The following are some of the ones that the Lord has used to sustain me in recent months.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. 

A reminder that all things are moving toward the glory of God.

Psalm 29:10-11 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

A reminder that God is still in control and to quote C.H. Spurgeon: “Our interests in the most stormy of times are safe in His hands.”

Numbers 23:32b Behold, I have come out to oppose you because your way is perverse before me.

An odd verse to give comfort I suppose, but the context is telling. The infamous Baalam has just struck his poor donkey who then rebuked him. This verse is God’s response. What it tells me is that God is able to use whatever means he sees fit to lead, guide and discipline me and those He loves. Kinda like Gandalf says to the Balrog in the Mines of Moria, “You shall not pass.” The evil that we allow in our lives is on a leash. God will only permit what is necessary to shape us into the image of His Son.

Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

It is good to recognize that even though we struggle with contentment with our things and our relationships and our circumstances, one day, we will be satisfied with all that the Lord gives to us.

Jude 24-25 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.

It is so good to remember that it all has a purpose, that it’s not ultimately up to us, and that one day, like a Bride joyfully presented to her Bridegroom, we will be blameless, glorious and beautiful.

What are some scriptures that you cling to?

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