I have many favorite verses,
which makes it is hard to choose.
However, one of my favorites
is Psalm 34:18 – 19 (NLT):
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The Lord is close to the broken- hearted, He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
The righteous person faces many troubles (afflictions NKJV), but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
This verse became real to me while dealing with some painful times. God was pruning and it was painful. Yet I can look back now and see all the new growth that has come from letting go of bad attitudes, unfulfilled dreams and many mistakes I don’t care to count. What I thought I wanted so badly or needed now does not have a strangle hold on my life. All I need is Him . . . more and more of Him. I clung to this verse when everything else felt like it was spinning out of control.
The Lord held me close when all I could do was cry. He gave me this picture one day, and I still go there some times when I am hurting. It is a picture of Jesus sitting in a bench swing in a beautiful English garden waiting for me to come spend time with him. Then I come as a little child, crawl up in His lap and He just holds me close as He strokes my hair and calms my anxious soul. He wipes away my tears. He is waiting for you. Have you spent time with Him today? It is so beautiful there, go see Him. He loves visits with all of His children daily!
I can’t wait to read about your favorite verses!