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Encouraging Words From Psalms, For Whatever You’re Going Through

Are you one of many people who is emotionally or physically hurting? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Are you experiencing loss of hope or purpose? God is here to help you. He loves you and knows what you are going through. Don’t try to go it alone. Call on the strength that God supplies. Here are some verses from the Book of Psalms to help you.

Psalm 25:16-18 says, “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.” Pour out your heart honestly before God. Don’t hold anything back. Don’t spiritualize it or “sugar coat” it. Tell God how you feel. He already knows it anyway. Speak the words of Psalm 31: 9-10. “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.”

If you feel worthless and just can’t bear to take it any longer, and think you are falling spiritually or emotionally, here is a verse of encouragement. “The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down”(Psalm 145:14).

Is there turmoil in your soul or destructive habits or behaviors? You are about to lose everything and need a new course for your life? Cry out to God for deliverance. The words of Psalm 40:1-3 can be your words.I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of my miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God…”

Are you going through depression? Psalm 43:5 says, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

With a renewed spirit and motivation let God’s presence and power be your guide. Be able to speak the words of Psalm 73:23-26. “Nevertheless, I am continually with you, you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterword you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Finally, realize that God has a purpose for you. “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me”(Psalm 57:2).

About John Clark

John Livingston Clark is 74 years of age and lives in central Washington State. He has written two published books, and two published poems. His initial book is called, " God's Healing Hope: Breaking the Strongholds of Wrong Thinking." His second book, released in December of 2016, is a motivational book written to seniors titled, " Seniors: Are You Retiring or Recharging?" Both books are available on amazon. You can also view his writings on www.faithwriters.com. His “Poem For Senior Citizens” is in the 5th spot on FW.

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  1. Thank you, John, for this post and all the encouraging verses in the message and article.
    There were many verses that I particularly needed today!
    God Bless~

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