Just a post with some joyful, springy verses that have been running through my head as winter says its goodbyes. If you have a minute, take some time and just read slowly through each one . . . they’re full of hope and promise for hearts this spring.
the first leaves of the year, transparent against the sun.
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5 ESV
“For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around Him? O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as You are, O LORD, with all Your faithfulness around You? You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them.” Psalm 89:5-9
crab apple blossoms, pink and perfect.
“The wilderness and the dry land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. It will blossom abundantly and will also rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, steady the shaking knees! Say to the cowardly: ‘Be strong; do not fear! Here is your God; vengeance is coming. God’s retribution is coming; He will save you.'” Isaiah 35:1-4 HCSB
“For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and a shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You!” Psalm 84:10-12 ESV
“Then I saw heaven open, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.” Revelation 19:11 ESV
a chlorophyll-infused budding leaf.
“How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation.” Daniel 4:3 ESV
“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14 ESV
“Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD has bared His holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:2-10 ESV
a daisy from an Easter bouquet.
“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.” Psalm 145:14 NLT
“Only fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 ESV
“This God – His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” 2 Samuel 22:31 ESV