Bottle of Tears

God sees our sorrow. Our tears are never wasted.

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You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book.  Psalm 56:8 NLT

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Nothing to Fear

God lovingly reminds us that there is nothing to fear because He is with us.

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Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.  Isaiah 41:10 AMPC

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Heart to Heart

A reminder that prayer is simply talking to God.

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26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  Romans 8: 26-27 NIV

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Matthew 6:7 NIV

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.   1 Samuel 16:7b NIV

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Strength Multiplied

Holding on to God’s promise to strengthen our weary souls.

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For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.  Jeremiah 31:25 AMPC

He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].  Isaiah 40:29 AMPC

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Always More

A prayer celebrating God’s ability to do more than we could ever dream.

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20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—  21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).  Ephesians 3:20-21 AMPC

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New Wine

We need renewed minds to perceive the new thing God is doing in and through our lives.

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36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.  Luke 5: 36 – 38 NIV

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  Isaiah 43: 19a NIV

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Laughing at the Future

Trusting God with our lives leaves us free from fear of the future.

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They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  Psalm 112: 7 NIV

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.  Proverbs 31: 25 NIV

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Faith Confessions

Speaking the truth of God’s word over ourselves.

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24 The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you;  25 The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;  26 The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).  Numbers 6: 24-26 AMPC

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Good Question

If we hope in God, why are we overcome with despair when we face challenges?

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Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.  Psalm 42: 5 AMPC

David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30: 6 AMPC

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