Verse of Encouragement for Your Toughest Days
If you’re like me, there are some days when you feel full of energy and full of the Holy Spirit’s presence. But then, of course, there are other days when you most certainly DO NOT feel that way.
It’s part of our human condition. Unfortunately, we live in a broken world that can tend to bring us down, sometimes out of nowhere.
You might be reading this and thinking, “I’m spent and don’t feel God’s presence at all right now.” If that’s where you are, then I want to bring a verse of encouragement to you today.
And if you’re feeling full and connected to God today, keep reading anyway, because you never know when things might change, or who around you might need some words of comfort.
There’s a verse that I go to often for reassurance. It’s found in Isaiah 41:10:
“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.”
I want to call your attention to several things God says in this verse to encourage and uplift your spirits when the weight of the world has brought you low.
- He calls you not to fear. Why? Because He is EMMANUEL. He is God with us. As a believer, you have God’s very Spirit dwelling within you. It doesn’t get any closer than that!
- He tells you not to be dismayed. You don’t have to be discouraged or troubled. He reminds you that He is our God. Things may seem like they’re spinning out of control, but He’s all powerful and in charge. He has dominion over this world.
- He reminds you that He is your source of strength. If our all-powerful God is the source of our strength, then we can draw from an inexhaustible source. That alone is amazing news, but He doesn’t stop there.
- He tells you that He will help you with His strength. I’m sure you’ve felt at times that you just have no more strength to draw upon. Well, the good news is that God says that even in those times, He will help you. He’ll not only give you strength, but He will also come to your aid.
- Lastly, He says that He will hold you up. God knows we are all broken. He knows that we are still plagued by the presence of sin. God knows that we cannot do this alone
In fact, that’s how He wants it. If you’re breezing through life on your own strength, chances are you’re not putting yourself in situations where the only way you’ll succeed is if God comes through for you and through you.
God delights in hearing us call on His name when we ask Him to sustain us as only He can. God promises in this verse that not only will He keep us afloat, but He will also hold us up with His righteous right hand.
Because He is perfect, and He knows that we aren’t. He will save us with His right hand because it is pure, and we are not.
Friend, this verse of encouragement has everything you need to remember on those days when you feel beaten down and wrung out by the world. It’s a powerful reminder that we are not in control but HE IS.
I pray you’ll remember this verse, write it down, and read it on days when you feel like your world is falling down around you.
God is ready, willing, and able to carry you through it all, holding you steady with His right hand.
By Graham Allen
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