Turn to God's Word
'I will not break my agreement nor change what I have said.' Psalm 89:34 NCV
Some days we feel like staying under our duvets all day or escaping the pressures of life by jetting off to another country. But geographical cures and escaping don't solve our problems; they just relocate them. Instead, we need to turn to a source of strength, hope and encouragement that never fails - our heavenly Father. He says, 'I will not break my agreement nor change what I have said' (Psalm 89:34 NCV).
The Bible is full of verses to help us focus on God rather than on how we feel. Here are a few: 'When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me' (Psalm 86:7 NIV); 'He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions' (Psalm 107:20 NKJV). 'I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living' (Psalm 27:13 NIV); 'I will go in the strength of the Lord God' (Psalm 71:16 NKJV); 'Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken' (Psalm 55:22 NIV); 'Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you' (1 Peter 5:7 NIV).
When we allow God's Word to fill our minds and our hearts, we are reminded that our identity is in Christ, that we have a God who is always there for us, and that we have better days to come.
So what now? Choose a Bible verse from this reading. Write it out. Memorise it. Go back to it each time you feel down.
Soulfood: 1 Chr 23:21-32, 1 Chr 24, 1 Chr 25, 1 Chr 26:1-19, John 10:1-10, Ps 99, Pro 26:1-6