Old Testament verses can be an encouragement from God, in our lives today. I like the well-known Jeremiah verse about the fact that he knows our life and plans. It’s a popular one to write on graduation cards or gifts for friends facing uncertain times. If you read farther along, the passage continues with a wonderful set of encouraging verses.
“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 a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD and will bring you back from captivity.”
When I am going through a difficult time, or see a friend struggling, these promises provide peace and hope.
These verses portray a picture of how much the LORD loves us, listens and answers our prayers. If we are feeling stressed out, tired, or sad, we can call out to our God and He’s there listening. If you are heartbroken, frustrated or lonely, seek Him. He promised to listen and guide us through the trials of life.
Some of my favorite OT verses are Psalms 34:4-8…
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Yes, these are awesome! And have you heard the song, “Psalm 34?” It’s so wonderful!!!
Thank you for sharing these verses.I wrote them down to share during my prison ministry.
I’m honored that you’ll share that with your ministry!
Myrna, what a loving encouragement to wake up to this morning! It brought to mind the hymn “Because He Lives.”
I didn’t think of that song, but you’re right, Jan! We can face uncertain days because He lives!