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VerseD: Psalm 91:2

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Psalm 91:2, ESV

Do not try and live this life in your own strength. The Lord wants to help you with your struggles and problems, to make your Joy’s complete.

Trust in God. Dwell in His presence.

VerseD: John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10, ESV

The Deceiver will try to drag you down, to doubt yourself, your life, your salvation.

But Jesus defeated him at the cross! When worries come, focus on Christ!

VerseD: Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11, ESV

When circumstances are tough, it is probably not punishment so much as a time to learn and grow. Your sin (even someone else’s) may lead to it, but use the time to grow closer to God.

VerseD: Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18, ESV

Jesus promised His followers that we would have troubles in this life. He uses these troubles to bless others through us, and we will one day share in His glory when He returns and makes all things new.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:16

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16, ESV

Living for God can be hard, especially with our fallen, sinful world full of death and our own desires.

But the Holy Spirit sustains us and encourages us every day. Lean in and trust God.

VerseD: Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18, ESV

Life can be hard, disheartening, oppressive, scary, depressing, and all-around cruddy.

God is closest during these times. Take hold of His hand.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10, ESV

We should feel guilty for our sins, and it should produce grief that we “hurt God”. But it is only good grief if we turn from our sin.

It is the difference between Peter and Judas Iscariot.