Scripture verses to keep close to your heart during this difficult season.
The Covid-19 crisis has brought unprecedented challenges for everyone. With workplaces and schools shut and stay-home notices enforced, one of the biggest challenges we face is this – how do we get through days of being confined at home? It is natural to feel anxious or overwhelmed with so many changes to adapt to and uncertainties about the future.
Some may feel impatient and frustrated at having to deal with unreliable internet connections or unconducive environments while working from home, and others having to deal with administering home-based learning for their children.
At chaotic times like this, it is especially important to entrust everything to our Heavenly Father. He knows the emotions that we endure during these difficult days and His greatest desire is for us to turn to Him in our time of need and surrender everything to His care. One way we can do that is by committing everything to God in prayer and drawing strength from scripture verse. When we pray with a scripture verse, we can be assured that God will speak peace, love, and hope into our hearts.
Let us have a look at these 6 scripture verse that will be sure to encourage and uplift you during this period! Meditate on scripture verse will help you draw closer to God and get you through this period.
Scripture Verse 1: Be still
Such a simple yet powerful verse. These words are so comforting because it reminds us that God will fight our battles and as such, we do not have to anguish, be anxious, or be discouraged when we are faced with crisis. We may be tempted to doubt God when a situation seems hopeless or too overwhelming; but we should always remember that no problem is beyond the scope of God’s sovereign care for us simply because He is in complete control of anything and everything.
He has promised to take care of us, to make good plans for us and to love us beyond measure.
Scripture Verse 2: Do not worry, simply pray
During such unprecedented times, it is natural for us to worry. We worry about everything from our health to job stability to our children’s studies. Instead of worrying, try to inculcate the habit of starting your day with a prayer, casting all your cares unto God. We should never underestimate the power of prayer, for our loving God hears our pleas.
Whatever you need, present your requests boldly before God. If you are lacking wisdom, pray that God will grant you wisdom and discernment. If you need guidance and direction, pray that God will watch over your footsteps and lead you to where He wants you to go. When we turn to Him in prayer, we can rest assured that God answers our prayers in the way that is best for us!
Scripture Verse 3: Rely on His grace and power
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
In 2 Corinthians 12:9 scripture verse, Paul gives us a good reminder of what to focus on. We cannot fully rely on ourselves, rather we need to depend on God’s grace because God’s grace fills the holes that everything else we try to rely on cannot.
Our human weaknesses continually pave the way for the Lord's power and grace to shine through us. Paul learned to delight in his troubles and weaknesses because through them, God brought blessings upon his life.
How wonderful is it to receive the grace of God! However, often times the grace of God is not fully seen until weakness is fully experienced. If you are struggling through a rough patch or challenging times, you can have full assurance from God that His grace is sufficient for all eventualities that may come your way.
Scripture Verse 4: Rest in Him
“Come to Me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Working from home can be tiring; especially when you are juggling full-time childcare commitments together with work demands. For those we are just so exhausted of doing so many things at once – like carrying your kid in one hand, making lunch with the other while having to answer work calls, you are not alone. God is assuring us that He knows the burdens we carry and we can find rest in Him with the above scripture verse.
Notice the first thing Jesus says to us in Matthew 11:28 is, “Come to Me…” How blessed are we to have the privilege to come before God without any barrier between Him and us. In the second part of the verse, God calls all who are striving to do it all on their own and failing to lean on Him and He will give rest to their hearts and minds.
Scripture Verse 5: Take His peace
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
Another great scripture verse to hold close to our heart especially in uncertain times like these. When fearful, anxious thoughts come, remind yourself of Jesus’ words: “Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
Our Lord Jesus who ascended to our heavenly Father wants you to believe in Him and experience the joy and peace that He gives for all your troubled times. Because of Christ Jesus, we are able to enjoy the peace of God in our hearts that transcends all understanding. This peace is not from us but from God who provides comfort and assurance that in spite of the turmoil that may surround us, we can have peace that God will work the situation out for us and will accomplish His purpose through us.
Scripture Verse 6: God is in control
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11a
Ecclesiastes 3:11 best sums up the mindset to keep any season we may be going through now. We all have a habit of arranging our own schedules so that we can plan each season in our lives. What we forget is that God already has all our schedules and seasons planned out.
The truth is that He has appointed the seasons and events in our lives – the joyful and the sorrowful, the calm and the stormy. God created different seasons in our lives to shape and mold us into who He intended us to be. He also uses these seasons to show us that His faithfulness and loving kindness has already “made everything beautiful for its own time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
For many of us, Covid-19 will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult seasons we have gone through in our lives, but what the Lord wants is for us to continue trusting Him wholeheartedly through this season. Such that no matter what kind of season it is, we know that God always promises to make it beautiful in His time.