A couple of days ago I wrote a really personal post about my mental health testimony. I referred to myself as a Depression Survivor because of the freedom I have received from letting go of self harming. You can read all about my story here if you haven't already :). For those of you who have read it, I hope you took something special from it. In my testimony I wrote a lot about my faith and how it had a huge impact in my life and my mental healing. With that said, I decided to list four bible verses that I held onto dearly during my journey and I still hold onto and re-read everyday.
So in no particular order, here they are:
1). Isaiah 43:1-3
But now this is what the Lord says, he who created you oh [Add your name to make it personal for you]. He who formed you oh [Your Name]: Do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not get burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the holy spirit of Iseral.
2). Pslam 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You are annoit my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
3). Job 8:10
He preforms wonders that can not be fathomed, miracles that can not be counted
4). 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 ( MY FAVORIATE!!!)
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “ my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made prefect 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 sake I delight in my weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecution & in difficulties. For when I am weak, the I am strong.
I hope you enjoyed! Definitely reflect on these and just allow God to romanticize your heart and hold you through times of confusion & hopelessness. With God there is Hope.
What Bible verses do you read that give you hope during rough times? I would love to know! ( or they can even be inspirational quotes that you refer to from time to time :).