No matter who you are or what you do, there are bound to be days in your life where you feel as if you have hit rock bottom. You were late to work, you spilt coffee on your white blouse before your interview, you were in a fender bender, anything. Or if you're like me, several minute issues pile up and make the whole day difficult. God does not want us to be in doubt of his presence in our daily life. Our struggles are always a part of his plan no matter how bad they seem. To keep a happy mind, you can always turn to scripture.
1. Mathew 6:25
God tells us in this verse,
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?"
This verse works wonders when it comes to worry. I often find myself being materialistic about the future. I wonder if I will be able to afford designer bags and yummy steak, etc. However, these things on Earth do not matter. We should focus on God's plan for us.
2. Philippians 4:4-6
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
While we all worry about what is coming or what has passed, learn to focus your worry into prayer. Tell God how you feel and thank him for what he is doing in your life. Your quiet time with God should alleviate some or even all of your stress.
3. Psalm 116:1-2
"I love the Lord, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
He listens to me
every time I call to him."
Often times we feel as if we are praying to air. As imperfect Christians, we sometimes find it hard to hear Christ speak to us through prayer. But his word promises that he is listening. He will answer you, it just might take longer than we want.
4. Isaiah 40:30
"..but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
When we trust God we feel like we can take on the world, because we can! God's grace is key in conquering everyday life, so it makes sense that we feel more confident when we are leaning on him.
5. Romans 8:38-39
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
This verse bluntly claims there "ain't no mountain high enough" to keep Christ from "gettin'" to us. We are God's creations and he loves each and every one of us so so deeply. He knit us in our mother's womb. When we are sad he feels our pain, when we are happy he smiles with us. Jesus is not only the father, son, and holy spirit, but is also our best friend in which we should trust.
As we begin 2018, conquer it. Conquer it with God on your side. He hears you, he is with you, and he LOVES you.