2 Corinthians 5:6-7 "We are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the world, we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight."
I especially love verse 7 because I try not to only believe and take comfort in what I see, but also in that I know that God has a plan for me. Although I'm having a hard time, I know that God is always working on me, even though I can't see Him. He's not finished with me yet.
Since I'm not an exile from Israel living in a far country, Jeremiah 29:11 does not apply.
I try not to take verses out of context and apply them, mantra-like to any situation, just because I like the verse.
There's a lot of insight in Proverbs, but I get my support from Bible reading in general, and the place in Matthew 6:25-34 where it advises not to worry about things, as my Heavenly Father will take care of my daily needs.
Likewise, the Lord's Prayer is a continual reminder that He alone provides our daily needs, and all we have and are comes from His hand.
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Isaiah 40:31 - Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint.
This passage gives me strength and patience.
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
can remember the reference though!
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Acts 2:17-"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams" (NKJV). God fulfills the prophesy given by Joel, He imparts to us the VERY SAME HOLY SPIRIT THAT WAS WITH JESUS during His time on earth. Jesus faced every trial and temptation man has ever faced, God loves us so much He not only gave His son for us, but he mercifully gives us His Holy Spirit to lead us through our trials on earth, to direct our steps in this life...our God is so great!!!
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Phil. 4:13 ... Encourages me every day of my life
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"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body," (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
You can hide behind every other phase in the bible, but this phase is a demand..Jesus died for our sins- we owe God our rights to live -so it is a demand look efter your body not freedom of choice.. We live a high price the little "detail" most forget..
Are you talking the talk or actually repaying the "debit" for life?
Psalm 83:18 American Standard Version (ASV) 18 That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.
We aren't called by only Niece,Parent, Brother, or any other of the titles that may apply to us. We have a personal name. That is how we are identified. Knowing a personal name is the first thing we learn about others to form a relationship with them, right? "Hi my name is___. What's your name?" Here the bible gives us God's person name! WOW! And I love that God has allowed us the intimacy of knowing His name and so inviting us to enjoy a personal relationship.
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