Scripture for Encouragement

Encouragement when breaking free

Encouragement when Breaking Free

After writing the joy of being 50 and free, I wanted to share some scripture I often read. Whether I admitted it to myself on not, I felt that I needed the approval of people! People I liked, people I thought liked me and people I tried breaking free from. Even more, I often wondered about what I did or did not do not be accepted by certain people.

I really was driving up the highway (if you haven’t read The joy of being 50 and free, click here) when I realized God had blessed me with a life I loved. There was no need for anyone’s approval. Only Jesus!!

Here are some scripture I researched regarding breaking free from people-pleasing and finding freedom in Jesus. In His truth, in His love, and in His complete acceptance of me. I pray for you, that you accept Jesus and ALL that he wants to give you. That you find peace knowing you can trust in Him. I pray these Living words to bring you strength to let go of what doesn’t matter and latch on to the only One that does.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of m heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 57:7

My heart is fixed, Oh God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.

Psalm 91:14-15

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name (has a personal knowledge of My love and mercy and kindness- trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never). He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Psalm 112:7

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting in the Lord.

Isaiah 26:3

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You and homes confidently in You.

Isaiah 58:6

(Rather) is not this the fast I which I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bonds of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke.

John 8:32

And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.

Romans 6:22

But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God, you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life.

Galatians 5:1

In freedom Christ has made us free, stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery (which you have once put off).

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I am gain Christ.

1 Peter 2:16

(Live) as free people, without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness, but (live at all times) as servants of God.

Encouragement while facing divorce

Encouragement while facing divorce:

In my blog, walking in God’s grace through a divorce you’ll know I leaned hard on God. Through scripture, I find God’s grace, guidance, direction, and strength. The scriptures below helped me tremendously and were read over many many times. I pray they give you the peace, and comfort that only our Heavenly Father can bless us with. To read my full story on how I walked in God’s grace through a divorce, click here.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weaknesses.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 13:5c

For He himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”

1 Peter 4:10

As each of us has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as a good stewards of the manifold grace of God

Jeremiah 29: 11

‘For I know the plans that I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans for peace and not for calamity to give you future and a hope.’

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Encouragement when facing foreclosure

Encouragement when facing foreclosure

  1. Psalm 37:21 – The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives
  2. Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
  3. James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
  4. Malachi 3:10 – Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
  5. Proverbs 11:25 – Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered