The transition of the last few months and all that has come with it has left my spirit extremely weary. While I didn’t throw any tantrums about our move, I definitely let the pain of it personify me at times. I don’t know that that was wrong, I am very much a believer in feeling what you are feeling and not putting things off. I was brutally honest with myself and with the Father about how I felt, and I spent a lot of time in tears at His feet. Maybe I missed some of what He wanted to do because I was so caught up in my emotions. Maybe I could have handled this move with more grace and more faith. I’ve spent some time feeling badly about that, and then I remembered this morning that even when I do things the wrong way, my Jesus still loves me as much as when I do them right.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my heart just needs a reminder that God is still who He says He is. That He is still concerned with me, that He is still paying attention and directing my life, and that His love for me doesn’t depend on my actions, reactions, or level of faith. He just loves me. He has been helping me remember these truths lately, and has been reminding me where I need to be rooted.
Here are just a few verses for our hearts to soak in today. I pray His presence surrounds you as you read them.
Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust the Lord than to put confidence men. It is better to take refuge in Him than the mightiest king.”
Isaiah 43: 1 “But now the Lord who created you, O Israel, says, ‘Don’t be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.’ “
Psalm 139: 17-18 “How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn towards me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!”
Isaiah 42: 3 “He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the dimly burning flame. He will encourage the fainthearted, those tempted to despair. He will see full justice given to all who have been wronged.”
What is (are) your go-to verse(s) when you need your spirits lifted?