Scripture for the day

When the going gets tough..

 

Matthew 11:28-30

28¬†‚ÄúCome to me,¬†all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29¬†Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,¬†for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.¬†30¬†For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.‚ÄĚ

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]

 

Isaiah 41:10-14

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.

11 “All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help¬†you,‚ÄĚ declares the¬†Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

 

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28¬†‚ÄúAnd why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.¬†29¬†Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendorwas dressed like one of these.¬†30¬†If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you‚ÄĒyou of little faith?¬†31¬†So do not worry, saying, ‚ÄėWhat shall we eat?‚Äô or ‚ÄėWhat shall we drink?‚Äô or ‚ÄėWhat shall we wear?‚Äô¬†32¬†For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.¬†33¬†But seek first his kingdom¬†and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.¬†34¬†Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

2 Chronicles 20:15-17

15¬†He said: ‚ÄúListen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the¬†Lord¬†says to you: ‚ÄėDo not be afraid or discouraged¬†because of this vast army. For the battle¬†is not yours, but God‚Äôs.¬†16¬†Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel.¬†17¬†You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see¬†the deliverance the¬†Lord¬†will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the¬†Lord¬†will be with you.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

Isaiah 40:29-31

29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

 

Isaiah 61:1-3

61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3¬†and provide for those who grieve in Zion‚ÄĒ
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

 

Matthew 19:26

26¬†Jesus looked at them and said,¬†‚ÄúWith man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.‚ÄĚ

 

Philippians 4:4-7

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

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