Friday, July 9, 2010


Ever feel weary? I know where you can find rest…

Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden (burdened), and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Ever feel hopeless and desperate? There’s a place to go for that too…

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

Ever feel doubtful and scared? God’s Word says…

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19

Feeling insecure and uncertain? There is hope...

But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Jeremiah 17:7

Do you feel ashamed? No need, you can be radiant with joy...

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

Are you feeling lonely? Scared? You are not alone, He is with you...

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18

Are you feeling worried? There’s someone who cares, a friend…

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  I Peter 5:7

Feeling anxious or uncertain? There’s an answer for that…

Let all that you are wait quietly before God, for your hope is in him. Psalm 62:5

Do you feel that you can’t change? Unable to overcome?  It’s NOT true (even though the Enemy would love to keep you there)...

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. I Corinthians 10:13

Feeling defeated? Don’t know if you can go on? He’s an overcomer and with Him you can be too...

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Do you feel lost or uncertain where to go next? He will show you the way...

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

Feeling fearful? Afraid? He’s holding your hand...

For I hold you by your right hand - I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” Isaiah 41:13

Feeling restless and in need of peace? You can only find it one place…

I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world can not give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

These are promises from God’s Word, dear friend! And unlike the world, God always keeps His promises! And unlike our own feelings, God never lies!! If we read it in His Word we CAN count on it, it’s true! All we have to do is except His promises! If we go to Him in faith believing, we WILL receive!! (Matthew 21:27) If we will simply ask, His peace is ours!! He doesn’t say He might give it to us, He says He WILL!

Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you WILL experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand (passes all understanding or comprehension!). His peace WILL guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

Struggling in one or more of these areas? I encourage you to take the corresponding promise from scripture above (or look up some for your own in the concordance of your Bible or at, write it on a 3x5 card, carry it with you and meditate on it this week. Fill your mind and heart with the truth of God’s Word…and be set free from these negative, defeating feelings!

Remember feelings lie, God (and His Word) does not!


  1. What a beautiful post, Rachel! It's just what Jesus did in the desert--combat lies with God's Word--the TRUTH!

    Smith Wigglesworth once said that emotions are the Christian's #1 enemy, and I have to agree. Especially as a woman, I can get SO emotional and my feelings can really get in the way if I'm not careful.

    Thank you for helping me to remember that God's word is always there for me, ready to make me FEEL better. :)

  2. Thank you for the encouraging post, Rachel!
    This reminds me of a poem I saw in one of my Streams in the Desert - Anonymous, I believe -
    Excerpt from The Miracle Hand Around The World

    Three men were walking on a wall,
    Feeling, Faith, and Fact,
    When Feeling got an awful fall,
    And Faith was taken back.
    So close was Faith to Feeling,
    He stumbled and fell too,
    But Fact remained,
    And pulled Faith back,
    And Faith brought Feeling too.

  3. Dear Julie, Sooo true! Thank you for the words of encouragement!

    Dear Anonymous reader, Thank you for sharing the poem. So good!!

    Appreciated both of your comments so very much today!!

  4. I have been so guilty of allowing my feelings to control me! God spoke to my heart one day in my car, telling me that I KNEW His Word (a head knowledge), but that I was not speaking it to my own heart, truly applying it in my own life. I could tell others verses to try and help them, but I was not truly CLINGING to them for myself.

    You were so sweet to type out all of these verses to address the places each and every one of us can struggle. His Word is POWERFUL!

    Thanks for the anniversary wishes!


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