Are You Hurting?

My heart is heavy this morning.

There is hurt all around me. Many of my dearest friends are struggling with pain and disappointment -heartache that runs dreadfully deep. I am struggling with my own, as well.

Do you know people in pain today? Are you one of them?

In a seemingly hopeless world full of strife, sickness, depression, brokenness, loss, pride, despair and death, the Word of God is truly all we have in which to place our trust.

This morning, I want to extend to you… Hope. Truth. Encouragement. Wherever this post finds you today, this I know, He is still God.

He is God in your pain.
He is God in your loss.
He is God in your sickness.
He is God in your sadness.
He is God in your strife.
He is God in your wondering.
He is God in your waiting

He is still God.
He holds all things together, even if all seems to be falling apart.
I pray these words bring light to dark places…

Seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1,2

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28

Yes, we are of good courage. We know that when while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

We do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. 2 Corinthians 4:16,17

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 54:3,4

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Where shall I go from your spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to your for refuge! Teach me to do your will for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:9,10

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan!”… then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. Matthew 4:11

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Jesus said, “I have said these things to you that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

What verse brings you hope in times of deep hurt?

Please, take time to share this with a friend today. You just never know…

2 thoughts on “Are You Hurting?

  1. Thanks, Becky! Once again, you've written just what I needed to read! ♥ Here are some verses that bring me hope:"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!" (Isaiah 26:3)"As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me" (Micah 7:7)"The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him." (Nahum 1:7)

  2. Thank you for sharing this Becky. One of my focus scriptures right now is, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13). Just have to keep reminding myself sometimes… I am going to print the scriptures you listed and keep them close.

I means so much to hear from you!

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