Throughout moments in life, there are times when we need to “just breathe.” Sounds simple but yet when the time comes to do it, it’s difficult. It almost seems impossible. Why though? Not sure, but I know the moments when I am able to just breathe are serene. I feel, act, and think better.
One of these moments includes spending time reading and soaking in scriptures from the bible. If I were to try to describe the moment, I would say that it feels like the room is filled with fresh, unpolluted air and breathing it in is good to my soul.
It’s amazing to realize what reading the bible does for me. When I feel empty, I get replenish through encouragement from the word.
So, I decided to be intentional and put together a list of scriptures that I can look back over when I need a moment to experience a moment of serene and moment of encouragement. I already know that this will be for a forever growing list.
Proverbs 3:5-6- Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do no depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Psalms 16:1-Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.
Psalms 28:7-The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Psalms 55:22-Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 143:8-Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.
Isaiah 41:10- Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
1 Peter 5:7-Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
What scriptures do you go to for serene?