“Be still and KNOW that I AM God.” – Psalm 46:10
I am pretty sure that we have all experienced a time in our lives when we just wanted to give up on life and throw in the towel. Because we live in an imperfect world, situations and circumstances are bound to arise.
But when life happens, and believe me it happens to the best of us, we can take comfort in the fact that though things may seem out of control, God is always in control of every circumstance we face.
It may be the loss of a job, relationship, a sudden illness, or the death of a family member and suddenly the feeling of simply giving up seems to be the best thing to do, at least at that moment.
However, I have found that the best thing we can do when we are feeling down and out or overwhelmed is to turn to the One who offers us hope and strength so that we can continue on this journey called life.
Meditating on His word will give us the strength that we need to overcome any situation that we could ever face. He is such a wonderful Father, and I am grateful that He gives us words of comfort and encouragement to strengthen us when we are at our lowest point.
Here are 15 of my favorite scriptures. These are simply a few of my go-to scriptures that I refer to when the trials and tribulations of life have gotten the best of me, and I feel like giving up. They encourage me to keep going. I am certain that they will offer you hope and encouragement as well.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. – Galatians 6:9
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. – Psalm 55:22
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. – Psalm 18:32
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. – James 1:12
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. – Romans 8:37
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. – Ephesians 6:10