With everything going on (I feel like I say this so often now), a little positivity can make the days feel less draining. Between seeing everything on social media, protesting, being stuck indoors and just a whole lot of life changes we aren’t ready for, positivity is very much on the thin side.
Now, more than ever, words that speak life into us are needed and they can serve to uplift you. So where better to look than the source that fills all the self-help books that we love so much?
This month my friends and I have been focusing on positivity, and what Bible texts we frequently go to when we’re feeling down and so I thought I’d share them with you. I hope the texts speak life into you the way they do for us.
- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8
- Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. – Philippians 2:1-2
- A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
- I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18
- The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalms 34:18
- 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. – Jeremiah 29:11
- The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. – Psalms 34:7
- Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
- And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. – Ephesians 6:18
- The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. – Nahum 1:7
Some of these texts may not even be new to you, but I hope they comfort you at a time like this. The world can take a lot out of us at times like this, but never lose your confidence or your positivity.
Oh, and if there are any texts that help you, feel free to add them in the comments!
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rockand my Redeemer.