We all go through life storms rather if it’s an actual tropical storm headed your way and you have to take precautions, or if you feel like your life is falling apart. Many of us face huge obstacles that come our way. It could be a work related problem, health issues, finance problems, relationship issues, or a family crisis. Whatever it is we can get to the point of feeling trapped, like there is no way out. We may even question why am I going through this? Our faith can be tested so much that we even question God. It’s normal to feel depressed and clueless on how things will get better. You might not think this, but when you hit rock bottom there is only one way to go and that’s up. God just wants you to call out to him during this time so he can help you put the pieces back together.
I have hit rock bottom more that once in my lifetime and I needed some kind of encouragement. I needed to feel peace in my huge storm of problems. That is why I am listing some scriptures that are perfect to reflect on. Go to your quiet place, wherever that may be, and read these. Meditate on what God is saying to you.
I have read some of these bible scriptures many times. Anytime I’m going through something and I come back to the bible verses and I get something different out of it that I didn’t get before.
Ecclesiastes 3:1– “Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.”
Isaiah 43:1-2– “Do not be afraid I will save you. I have called you by name you are mine. When you pass through deep water, I will be with you.”
Isaiah 26:3– ” You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.”
John 14:26-27– “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you, peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Psalm 34:17-18- “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10; “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
1 Peter 4:12-13- “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in as much as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
Remember that no storm lasts forever.