Verses of encouragement

The past several weeks have been a struggle for me. Depression has swept over me again, making life hard to deal with. Yet in the midst of all of it, God has been reminding me that He is there and I need to focus on Him.

Several years ago, I downloaded the YouVersion Bible app on to my phone. On of it’s features is a daily Bible verse. I’d like to share some of the verses that I have been seeing lately.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psalms 34:8 ESV

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Isaiah 26:4 ESV

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV

as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22 ESV

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalms 28:7 ESV

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12 ESV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:1 ESV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 46:1 ESV

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord !
Psalms 27:14 ESV

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalms 139:13‭-‬14 ESV

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
Isaiah 35:4 ESV