Friday, January 13, 2012

Verses for encouragement?

I have a friend who just had a baby boy last weekend. God has given this precious baby boy some challenges from the moment of his first breath. He will be in the hospital for awhile as he works on learning to breathe on his own and take consistent feedings.

Some friends are creating a care basket for her. I am going to add a few of my favorite Scriptures that have encouraged me in rough times. 

But I'd love to know...what verses encourage your heart when the future is scary, the tears are many and the heart is heavy?

Please drop a note in the comment section with one or two verses that have ministered to your heart or that you pray for others when they are discouraged.

If you're reading this friend, I'm on my knees for you...on my knees daily. Lord, bring that baby home!


Becky said...

I have just prayed for your friend and her baby.

I have always loved Psalm 62 during times of discouragement and heartache, especially verse 8 where it says "pour out your hearts to Him." I love the reminder that we can bring it all to Him in prayer, all our hurt, fear, frustration, and even our anger. I find that when I pour out my heart to God in this way, He replaces my feelings with His peace.

Raina said...

My favorite, and one I've shared with friends going through infertility and difficult foster situations, is Romans 15:13. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." I love how it's a prayer for hope, joy, and peace. Just what we need to get through any difficult situation!

Camila said...

My favorite verse in hard times is Jeremiah 29:11. "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 hope and a future."
Stacy, God bless your friend and her family!