What God’s Word Says About…

When I am…and life is not so good

Afraid: 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self control.

Insecure: Philippians 1:6, “And I’m sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Hopeless: Romans 5:3, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Lonely: Isaiah 43:2-3, “When you pass through the waters I will be with you, and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm, when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume, for I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

Worried: Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Jesus)

Angry: Ephesians 4:26-27, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”

Tempted: 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Grieving: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by our God.”

Doubting: Psalm 91:1-2, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Depressed: Habakkuk 3:17-19, “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the field yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stall; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”

Discouraged: John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Condemned: Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Prideful: Jeremiah 9:23-24, “Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches. But let him who boasts, boast in this, that he understand knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight declares the Lord.

Impatient: Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord.”

Unforgiving: Ephesians 4:29, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Restless: John 15:4, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.”

Complaining: 1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Confused: James 1:5-6, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him.”

Tested: James 1:2-4, “Count it all joy my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know the the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

When I am…and life is so good

Loved: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes would not perish but have everlasting life.”

Forgiven: Romans 5:8, “But God shows his love for us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

Joyful: Psalm 136:1, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.”

Content: Philippians 4:12-13, “I know how to be brought low and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Thankful:  Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always, and for everything to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Seeking God: Psalm 34:8-9, “O, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”