Bad days happen. To all of us. Some days seem to show up as magnets for mishaps and misunderstandings. That kind of day can launch us into emotional ups and downs. You are not alone. David and the others who wrote psalms knew days like that. They went from pouring out their hearts to God to pondering His ways. From petition and pleading to praising God. Here, I share 9 Psalms and truths that help boost my spiritual stamina.
Some mornings it feels like I’m walking side by side with Jesus on dusty roads or sitting on grassy hillsides listening to His teachings. This was one of those mornings. As I read through chapter 10, I could hear the confusion and disbelief in the Pharisees’ voices. And the confident, compassionate clarity in voice of The Good Shepherd.
We can hold a hurting friend, cry with her, wash her dishes, pick her kids up from school, and fix a supper, but when we pray Scripture over her, we’re giving her a gift that God promises to sink deep into her soul and give it roots. In today’s post, I’m sharing 12 of the verses I pray over my suffering sister-friends.
Have you ever allowed shame over your words or actions to hold you back from God’s call on your life? Have you ever believed that your past disqualifies you in some way from serving God? The enemy would like to convince us that our messy pasts erode any promise for our future. Read Michelle’s post to renew your hope and redeem your past.