Below are some verses from my scripture reading today that leapt out at me. They reminded me to trust in God, to dedicate myself to the study and application of His Word. These passages also reminded me of the times in my own life when I was at peace even though circumstances were difficult because I was dwelling in His Word, abiding in Christ.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
Whom did he consult,
and who made him understand?
Who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for 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.
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.
I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.