Monday 23rd March 2020 was the day I finally lost it. My brain just could not comprehend the concept of ‘lockdown’! I had planned to go to my friends house just to chill out and have a change of scenery, but with threats of fines and police restraints I had to cancel.
I wasn’t expecting this deadly virus to have such a devastating effect on my mental health. Although there are no physical walls, I’ve never felt so mentally squashed, trapped and crammed.
When your love language is Words of Affirmation like mine, oftentimes you just need to be reminded of the presence of God through His Word. Satan plants so many doubts in my mind leaving me feeling hopeless and in despair. Honestly it can be so hard to just pick up my Bible sometimes and find the promises I need.
As a way to combat the enemies lies I sent out a WhatsApp status, calling for favourite Bible promises from my friends. The response was overwhelming 😭
I realise I‘m not the only one who needs hope in this crisis, so here are the first 10 promises I received. I hope they encourage and strengthen your heart the same way they did mine.
I’ve also created 10 Bible lock screens which you can download for free and use on your phone as a daily reminder that God is right there with you. He's still in control!
10 Bible Promises for when you feel sad & alone
1. Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
2. Psalm 139:16
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
3. Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
4. Proverbs 18:10
The name of theLord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
5. Isaiah 58:11
The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
6. Romans 8:28
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
7. 1 Corinthians 10:13
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
8. Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide for a little while, Until the [Lord’s]wrath is past.
9. Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
10. Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
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