Verse of the Day: Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
When God calls you to do something, He gives you the strength and courage to do it. You don’t have to worry if you’re smart enough, gifted enough or skilled enough. All that matters is that God is with you. The Lord has commanded you to be strong and courageous. When you are afraid or discouraged, turn to God. It doesn’t matter what it is, you don’t have to do it alone, He will be with you every step of the way. Trust in God and in His power. He will give you the strength and courage to get through anything He calls you to do.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Evil is all around us, all we have to do is turn on the evening news to see proof of the evil in this world. To live a peaceful life, the Bible tells us to turn from evil. This includes evil people, evil places and all things evil. Instead, do good according to God’s Word through faith and with love for the honor and glory to God. Ask the Lord to give you the strength and grace to actively seek peace if at all possible in every area of your life and with all people. Peace is its own reward.
Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
God is all powerful and there is nothing too hard for Him. When you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances remember that you serve a mighty God who created the heavens and the earth and has infinite power to do anything. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened by knowing that for God, nothing is impossible. Nothing is beyond His power and there is nothing that His power cannot do.
Verse of the Day: Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life. I know that we are living in trying times but that doesn’t mean we have to worry about every little thing. That also doesn’t mean we should live recklessly. We need to take precautions, be safe and do what we feel is right for ourselves and our unique circumstances. The Bible says fear, anxiety and worry are not from God. Instead, we must we must have faith in God’s promises and He will give us peace and strength to get through anything. Turn your worrying into worshipping and let God turn your battles into blessings.
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 10:36
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
When times are tough, when you are struggling or when things in your life seem fruitless, be patient, stay strong and don’t give up. Keep on the path God has set you on in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement. Don’t lose your confidence in God or in His promises, wait patiently on the Lord because He is always on time. Don’t give up, you only fail if you quit. Continue in the will of God, finish your race strong and you will receive what He has promised, eternal life.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 31:25
Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future.
A virtuous woman of God carries herself with strength and honor in her attitude and her behavior. She is in control of her actions and does everything with purpose and uprightness. She is respected for more than her outward appearance, she is respected for her godliness and holiness. She is confident because she knows God is in control of her life and the future.
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Today’s society teaches that independence is the goal but what we need most is to be dependent on God almighty. If we learn to trust and hope in the Lord, He will give us physical strength when we’re weary and power when we’re weak. More importantly, He will strengthen our faith. Even if we have faith the size of a mustard seed that’s enough to get us through because the power does not come from our faith, it comes from our God. Yet, the more we depend on God and have faith in His power, the more our faith will grow. Depend on God, have faith in His power, promises and provisions.
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 45:22
Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
Turn to God and be saved. You won’t find salvation in idols, in man, not even in yourself. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. (Acts 3:19) God loves you so much He made a way for you to be reconciled with Him when He sent His only Son, to die on the cross for your sins. Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Him. (John 14:6) Jesus is the Savior for the lost, the light for those in the dark, the strength for the weak, the comforter for the discouraged and the healer for the sick. God is offering you salvation while there is still time.
Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Everyone has days when they feel discouraged. You might be having a really bad day when nothing seems to go right and you just feel like giving up. Those are the kind of days when all you can do is turn to God and give it all to Him. When you do, He reminds you that no matter what you’re going through He is with you and He will never leave you. He will always be there to guide you, to strengthen you and to protect you. Trust in the Lord and He will give you the courage to keep on going.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 61:2
From the end of the earth will I cry to thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
There are times when we may feel far from God, when we feel alone, when our heart feels sad, troubled or overwhelmed. It doesn’t matter how far away you’ve gone God is always there for you. He is in control and you can always turn to Him. You’re never so far from God that your prayers won’t reach Him. His love, grace and mercy reach to the farthest corners of the earth. Cry out to the Lord for His help and ask Him to strengthen your faith, for He alone is your rock and your salvation.