Just a post with some verses that have been running through my head as winter sets in. If you have a minute, take some time and just read slowly through each one . . . they’re full of hope and promise for a hurting heart.
frozen water droplets on berries, silhouetted against the sky.
“With my mouth, I will greatly extol the Lord; in the great throng I will praise Him. For He stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.” (Psalm 109:30-31)
“You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7)
vivid, though dying, leaves in the morning frost.
“Those living far away fear Your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades, You call forth songs of joy.” (Psalm 65:8)
“Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.” (Psalm 63:3)
“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your Name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You.” (Isaiah 26:8-9)
morning sunlight through fog.
“Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are My servant, O Israel. I have made you, you are My servant; O Israel, I will not forget you. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isaiah 44:21-22)
“Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” (Zechariah 9:12)
“He will stand and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the Name of the Lord His God. And they will live securely, for then His greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And He will be their peace.” (Micah 5:4-5a)
“I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.” (Ezekiel 36:36b)
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and will give them a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 11:19)
glistening pine branch.
“Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17)
“Though the Lord is on high, He looks upon the lowly, but the proud He knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life; You stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes, with Your right hand, You save me. The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of Your hands.” (Psalm 138:7-8)