The sermon at my church this past Sunday was just wonderful. It was all about the promises we can claim as God's dear children. It left me feeling refreshed and confident in God's provisions. And it was especially touching to my heart because many of the verses used in the sermon have been on my memory/meditation list lately. Click here to listen.
I jotted down all the references (I think) and so I will list the promises below. I hope you find them encouraging.
Isaiah 49:15, 66:2, 43:2, 54:17
Psalm 34:18, 27:10, 45:11, 46:1, 34:7, 18:28, 147:3, 16:11, 37:4, 84:11
Hebrews 13:5, 10:35
I Corinthians 10:13, 11:31
II Corinthians 4:17
I also wanted to list some other truths that I find particularly encouraging when I start to slip into despair. These are not necessarily Bible verses, but also pieces of songs, quotes, concepts. I hope they encourage you as well.
... I will not offer the Lord that which costs me nothing ... 2 Samuel 24:24
In God's management of men's affairs, suffering is never senseless. - Elisabeth Elliot
A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred.
- Amy Carmichael
The third thing that I learned was that you, my Lord, never regarded me as I actually was, lame and weak and crooked and cowardly. You saw me as I would be when you had done what you promised and had brought me to the High Places, when it could be truly said, ‘There is none that walks with such a queenly ease, nor with such grace, as she.’ You always treated me with the same love and graciousness as though I were a queen already and not wretched little Much Afraid.”
- Hannah Hurnard, Hinds' Feet on High Places
If we always have everything we long for in this world, we'll be numbed to the deeper and much more eternal longings of our heart. - Lisa Terkeurst
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make. Jeremiah 18:4
Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
These things I have spoken to you that you might have peace in Me. In this world you will have trouble but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
In Christ it has been granted to you not only to believe on Him but also to suffer for His sake. Philippians 1:26
Jealousy comes from counting others' blessings instead of our own. -found on Pinterest
How about you? Any favorite truths that set you free?