Wanted to illustrate today how amazing God is and I have quickly referenced 10 verses that have spoken to me in the past and these are just ten reasons for me to be cheerful, ten reasons for me to be thankful and the great news is I could reference a thousand more quite easily just through going through my Bible. So despite feeling low, you only have to go to the Bible and God offers you an immediate pick-me-up.
Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost
Hebrews 13:5 – God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 40:31 – but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever
Romans 8:39 – neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
John 16:33 – I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
Romans 8:18 – I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us
Jesus came for you, he came to seek out those who needed him most, those who are lost and lonely, only he can see what you really need, he sees into your heart and he will never leave you, he will never let you down, I know it’s easy to think that he will be like all the others but he has promised that he is with you, promises to take all your fear and anxiety and run with it, take it so far away from you that you will be strengthened, you will feel strong through his power, you will tower up over the enemy, soar on wings like eagles, soar high in the heavens above the storms that surround you, do not fear, he is with you and just think of how he cares for the birds of the air, he provides for their every need, he feeds them and are you less valuable to God than a sparrow or crow? You know God values you more highly and provides for you daily, and through prayer and petition and with true thanksgiving and praise ask God for what you need, ask God and he sees to it, he provides, so give thanks to the Lord who is good, give praise to God whose love lasts all the days of your life, praise God that nothing but nothing can separate you from him, there is nothing too high, too deep or too wide for God’s love to permeate through and soak you to your very core, his love healing your raw emotions, his devotion to you spoken in his word, he has told us all this so we might have peace, despite the troubles of the world, despite the commotions around us that cause our emotions to play with our minds, God is with us, Emmanuel, Jesus has overcome the world and so what that we feel some pain now, so what that we suffer at times when you think that our lives are just a fleeting second in time and nothing here is worth comparing with the Glory that will be revealed in us when we stand before the throne of Grace, when we finally see his glorious face.