I need a passage to turn to for life’s daily struggles.

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In life’s daily struggles, we may feel discouraged and hopeless. The key to victory over struggles lies not in ourselves, but in God and His faithfulness to us. The Lord gives many passages of comfort that we can turn to:

When you are weak:

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

When you are needy:

Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”

When you are looking for comfort:

Isaiah 40:11 “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”

When you are persecuted:

2 Peter 2:9 “the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment.”

When you are looking for hope:

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.”

When you are afraid:

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

When you are in doubt:

Hebrews 12:2-3 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and completer of our faith, who, for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

When you are discouraged:

Hebrews 13:5-6 “… God has said, ‘Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’”

When you are tempted:

Romans 8:31-34 “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”

When you are depressed:

Psalm 42:5 “O my soul, why are you downcast? Put your hope in God: for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”

When you are guilty:

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

When you are under pressure:

Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

When you need wisdom:

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

When you are seeking righteousness:

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

When you are mourning the death of a loved one:

John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Struggles may afflict us but as we hold on God’s promises, the Lord offers us strength, peace  and comfort.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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