Friday, May 20, 2011

What Scripture Verse Are You Clinging To?


Years ago I was going through a rough time and a close friend asked me, “What Scripture verse are you clinging to?” Think about that question for a moment.

The dictionary in my NLT Bible defines the word cling as “to adhere as if glued firmly; to hold or hold on tightly or tenaciously.” In other words, what verse was I holding onto for dear life? What verse was going to get me through that situation?

Although I had never thought of it that way before, I knew immediately that I was clinging to Matthew 11:28.
“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”
I was so tired and worn out at the time, my strength could only be coming from Him.

I’ve since asked others close to me “What Scripture verse are you clinging to?” when I could see they were struggling. Now I’m asking you. Do you have a Scripture verse that you cling to? Is it a verse that you rely on in times of trouble? Or maybe it’s a verse that gives you strength and hope. Would you share it with us? 

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God Bless,
Laura

3 comments:

  1. Laura-I am looking forward to this study. This has been the most difficult year for me as I have experienced losing my mom, dear friends losing parents and most recently my father-in-law's battle with colon cancer. I know the reason I am still going strong is my strength from God. This looks to be a good book and will give me strength in the days and months ahead.

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  2. This scripture is taken from the book of John 11: 21-27...
    "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live and everyone who lived and believes in me will never die."

    This scripture has helped me with the passing of my mother. Knowing she lives on in heaven helps me go on. Knowing that I will see her one day gives me strength.

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  3. Jodi, thank you so much for sharing. I am praying that you will continue to feel God's love surround you and that He will continue to give you His strength and energy to get through everyday.

    It is an honor for me to be leading this study, and I am so glad you'll be joining us.

    God Bless,
    Laura

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