“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12)
Have you ever been reading the Bible and have a Scripture “jump off the page” or stand out to you personally? You had been praying and seeking the Lord for an answer, and suddenly, God revealed the answer through His Word.
When you are a believer, the Holy Spirit can “highlight” or bring to mind a verse or verses that speak right into your situation and suddenly those passages resonate in your heart and bring clarity instead of confusion. You may also hear the same verse spoken several times in the span of a day or a week and receive confirmation or a much needed answer. That is a reason that the Bible is called “living and active”. In addition, you may have also read a verse multiple times throughout your life, but when you read it again, the passage now applies to your particular situation and speaks to you directly. The verse(s) “come to life” and bring peace, hope, and encouragement to your heart.
Recently, I asked some friends on social media to post encouraging Bible references and promises that have been speaking into their lives. Their answers inspired me, and I believe as you read these promises below, you will not only receive answers to your prayers but also encouragement straight to your heart.
God is your protector.
Psalm 91 is a powerful chapter of Scripture that clearly talks about how when we believe that the LORD is our refuge and rest in Him, that He is faithful to protect us. We can trust God no matter how fearful we may be. He is greater than our circumstances and that should give us a perspective-shift when we are facing challenges. In addition, Isaiah 54:17 states, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,’ says the LORD.” Rest in that.
God is your enabler.
2 Corinthians 10:12-17 states that we do not need to commend ourselves. He has all authority and gives us the ability to do what He calls us to do. Since God is the one that enables us, if we boast, we should boast in the LORD.
God is your completer.
Philippians 1:6 provides great comfort that, “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it through to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” When God starts something, He finishes it. He knows how to bring everything into fruition in your life.
God is able.
What are you facing today? What insurmountable odds seem to be coming against you? Matthew 19:26 states, “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” God can defy the impossible and supernaturally work in your life. What peace for our hearts that when man says it can’t be done, God can enter your circumstance and show Himself strong on your behalf!
God is your healer.
The Creator of the universe can heal you both physically and emotionally. He cares deeply about you and sees your pain. Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Not one tear escapes His sight. The loving Heavenly Father can take your wounds/scars and make you completely whole.
God is your deliverer.
If you have felt oppressed, take heart in Scripture by looking at the example of the Israelites. Not only did God deliver them from their oppressors, but He brought them out to a place of great abundance. Exodus 12:35-36 is one example of this.
God is your guide.
Are you seeking Him about a particular decision? Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Believers can trust the sovereignty of the Heavenly Father and allow Him to reveal each step, faithfully following His leading. Jeremiah 29:11 also states, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.’”
God is your peace.
You do not have to be tormented by stress and worry. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
God is your orchestrator.
We don’t understand every situation that happens in our lives, but God does. As your orchestrator, He can turn what the enemy meant for evil around for your good. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
God is with you and loves you.
You are not hidden from God. He sees you right where you are. Remember that David was seen in the sheep fields when God called and anointed Him. The LORD saw the beauty of David’s heart even when David was out in the middle of “no where”. It doesn’t matter where you are, God is there. Zephaniah 3:17 states, “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Let Him quiet your heart with His love today.
What Scripture is God speaking to you personally? As you focus on His truth, He is fully able to communicate with you. His Word is alive and active and never returns void. May these seeds above take root in your heart and bring peace, clarity, encouragement, direction, healing, and wholeness.