“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Thank you to sixteen-year-old Lainey Grace Dean for inspiring me to write this month’s blog.

Conversations With God

“Lord, I can’t do this.”

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.—Philippians 4:13

“God, this situation is impossible.”

Nothing is impossible with Me.—Luke 1:37

“Heavenly Father, I’m afraid.”

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.—Isaiah 41:10

“Father God, I am in trouble and have nowhere to go.”

I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.—Psalm 46:1

“Lord, I feel so all alone.”

I, the LORD, go before you and will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.—Deuteronomy 31:8

“Precious Heavenly Father, I am too weak to go any further.”

I am your strength and your shield; you can trust in Me, for I will help you.—Psalm 28:7

“Dear God, no one wants me.”

I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.—Isaiah 43:1

“God, my heart is hurting and is beyond bearable.”

I am close to your broken heart and will save you who are crushed in spirit.—Psalms 34:17

“Dear Lord, why did you create me to be so unattractive?”

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. My works are wonderful.—Psalm 139:14

Know that charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but you who fears Me is to be praised.—Proverbs 31:30

You are a crown of beauty, a royal diadem in My hand.—Isaiah 62:3

“Lord, I am a failure.”

You are My masterpiece—Ephesians 2:10

“Sweet Jesus, how can I go on when I have failed so many of the ones I love?”

I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you.—Jeremiah 29:11

“Lord God, anxiety overwhelms me.”

You need not be anxious about anything. Simply pray with thanksgiving, telling me what you need. My peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 4:6-7

“God, everything and everyone is against me.”

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.—John 16:33

“God, I am so ashamed.”

Because you look to Me, you are radiant, and your face will never be ashamed.—Psalm 34:5

“God, why do I have to go through this struggle, this pain?”

Because you love me, all things are working together for good because you are called according to My purpose.—Romans 8:28

“Lord, why are you taking so long to answer my prayers?”

If you wait for Me, your strength will be renewed. You will mount up with wings like eagles; you will run and not be weary; you will walk and not faint.—Isaiah 40:31

“Father, what do you want from me?”

To do justice, and to love kindness, and walk humbly with Me.—Micah 6:8

“Where are you, God?”

I am in your midst, a mighty one who will save. I rejoice over you with gladness. I will quiet you with my love. I exult over you with loud singing. Can you not hear me?—Zephaniah 3:17

“Heavenly Father, I asked Jesus into my heart, but how can I know for certain I will go to heaven?”

Because you asked Jesus into your heart to be your Savior, and believed in His name as My Son, you can be assured that you have eternal life.—John 3:16

Prayer:     Dear Lord, please help me see things as You do. Help me surrender my “stinking thinking.”

Thought for the Day:     No matter what you think or believe, no matter how you perceive your situation, know that God sees things more clearly and holds the truth of it in His hands. He is waiting to help you view these things through His eyes so you will be encouraged and strengthened with His love, mercy, and power.