I keep thinking that I need to write a blog post during all this craziness. But as soon as I have that thought, the next thought in my mind is, “but what can I say that will really help people?!”
Then it hit me, I can say nothing. But I know of the one place we can look that will encourage and build up ALL of us.
Friends, we have a FIRM FOUNDATION, a SOLID ROCK, and one TRUE HOPE: Jesus Christ.
So as we walk through these uncertain times, let us HOLD FAST to the unwavering truths of God’s Word. Let us fix our eyes on HIM. Let’s meditate on TRUTH.
What do we do with these verses?
We TRAIN our minds to meditate on God and His Word. We redirect our minds when they go down the path of fear. We write them out. We carry them around our house. We tape them to our mirrors. We read them aloud. We memorize them. We read them again. We pray them.
10 Verses We All Need Right Now + The Truth We Can Meditate On
We fix our eyes on Jesus. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Never alone. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
He gives me peace when my mind stays on Him. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
Take it to God. With gratitude. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Think about these things. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8
He will never leave me. “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
He alone is my rock and salvation and my hope. “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:5-6
He is my shield. “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22
Nothing can separate me from His love. “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.” Romans 8:38-39
He is my Shepherd, I have all that I need. (Psalm 23 from the Passion Translation)
The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough.
He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where he restores and revives my life.
He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure
and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness
so that I can bring honor to his name.
Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for you already have!
You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit;
you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
So why would I fear the future?
For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.
Then afterward, when my life is through,
I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!