How is it that my to-do list feels just as long as it did on Monday and we’re already half way through the week?
If I had to sum the answer up to that in one word, it’d be distractions.
You know how it is, you go to bed with all of these great plans for the next day and then you wake up and it sorta starts to go down hill from there.. Starting with that bowl full of sugary cereal that’s supposed to be an occasional treat for the kids. (But oh boy, it sure does taste good!)
So now that I’ve completely laid all of my bad habits out there..
Okay maybe, actually, not quite all.. I guess I have to admit I have a tendency to not wash dishes – I stack them. Into the tiniest possible stack I can with not a square inch of extra room. And then I wipe off the counter and vanish until supper time. Until when I really have to wash them!
Anyway, I feel like you and I both might be in need of a little mid-week pick-me-up. And I’m not talking about another bowl of Captain Crunch either!
In the effort to propel myself forwards to check off some of my to-do list as well as have a better outlook for the remainder of the week, I’m sharing a few of my favorite Bible verses.
After all, don’t we all need a little encouragment at some point?
What a blessing this is! We may have completely messed up yesterday, but if we’ve asked God for his forgiveness, not only has He completely forgiven us (as well as forgotten about it as Hebrews 8:12 tells us), but He’s given you and I a new chance to start over. Every single morning. I don’t know about you, but I feel extremely blessed by that.
Yet another reminder of what comes in the morning! Now not only do we find that new mercies will be awaiting us, but so will joy. God reminds us in this verse that not only does His anger last for but a moment, but weeping can endure throughout the entire night and there’s still His promise of joy at daybreak.
What an amazing God, to give us so many second-chances and to have this promise of new mercies and joy awaiting us each daybreak!
What message do you get from this verse? What I hear is that it doesn’t matter what you’re going through, no matter how large or small it is, we aren’t to be afraid because God is right there with us. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
So I’m just wondering what it means to not be dismayed? To not be depressed, discouraged, scared, terrified, and to not look anxiously about you.
There are five parts to this verse, and each one holds a special message for us.
- So do not fear, for I am with you
- I am your God
- I will strengthen you
- I will help you
- I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
In other words, what these five parts of the verse are telling us is:
- God is with me
- God is my God
- God will give me strength
- God will help me
- God will uphold me
What amazing reminders to find all tied together in this one verse! God is right beside you, He will give you strength, He will help you, and He will uphold you. There is nothing to fear.
I hope these verses were uplifting to you and served as a reminder that God is with us, all of the time, in every moment, and everywhere. So have an amazing rest of the week and don’t forget to get started checking some things off of that to do list!