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24 Encouraging Scripture Verses; HE heals the broken-hearted


24 Encouraging Scripture Verses; HE heals the broken-hearted

The Scripture Verses from last week (1) and this week (2) are from Psalm 121.

There is a personal story connected with this song/Psalm. And it goes like this:

Once upon a time I was lucky to own a dog named Song. She was gorgeous in personality as well as looks and we were all head over heels with Song. She was a Mastiff/Dane cross, with a beautiful cream colour coat and at 65 kilos she was a force to be reckoned with. Not that she ever exercised her authority. The most she would ever do was get up on her feet and gently place herself between the aggressor and the other person. That is all she ever really needed to do.

Song made us all feel safe from predators and aggressive people. When we slept, I knew that she had our back. When we, as three girls, travelled unknown towns with Song, no one ever approached us. Her imposing looks, kept us safe from predators.  I did not realise how much I counted on her presence till she died at the ripe old (dog) age of 14. I was absolutely devastated. Now what? I missed my lovely friend as well as our protector.

As usual, when I’m distressed, I opened up the Bible for comfort. The Bible fell open at Psalm 121 and I read,

I will lift up my eyes

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.
Psalm 121

My Help Comes From The Lord

Instantly my mind was at peace and I realised that it was not my dog Song that had kept my family safe all these years. It was our Father in Heaven that looked over us. Sure, no doubt, he uses guardian angels, and Song may well have been one of those. But bottom line is, that it is God who takes care of our well being and keeps us safe. It is not man nor animal. Now we feel inspired to sing Psalm 121 whenever we go out in the car, knowing that protection comes from above.

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Psalm 121:2

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Psalm 121:2

We’re bound to be disappointed when we count on people to help us and keep us from harm. The Lord however, keeps all his promises and has never disappointed me.

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Various translations of the Bible were used in the creation of these Scripture Verses. These include the ocasional Australian translation as well as the following: King James Bible: Pure Cambridge Edition. Young’s Literal Translation Section Headings Courtesy BereanBible.com © 2013, 2014 Used by PermissionNew International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. GOD’S WORD® is a copyrighted work of God’s Word to the Nations. Quotations by permission. Copyright 1995 by God’s Word to the Nations. All rights reserved.

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24 Encouraging Scripture Verses for when we face BIG trouble with our health.


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The Healing Power of Prayer; 24 encouraging Scripture verses for people with major illness


The Healing Power of Prayer; 24 encouraging Scripture verses for people with major illness  

A friend of mine, let’s call her Isabella, was recently diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition. After weeks of anxiety, tests and an operation, Isabella will now undergo radiation treatment.

It is an awful thing to be diagnosed with a major illness. And often we are at a loss as on how to proceed. The doctors say one thing. Friends, family, and neighbours all want to have their say also and the whole process of testing and treating can be a confusing and challenging time.

Our Lives are in God’s Hands

As friends, we may not always know what to do and how to help. All I really want to do  is hold Isabella in a tight hug and tell her that it will be OK. I want to tell her that our lives are in God’s hands and that he has good plans for her.

I think about my friend often and as usual, when I’m distressed about something, I find comfort in God’s Word. Prayer is known to reduce stress and inflammation in the body.

There is Healing Power in God’s Holy Word

People who pray are found to heal faster and have more peace of mind than people who don’t pray. And the same goes for people who are prayed for, regardless if they know that they are prayed for or not. Mmmm, interesting, isn’t it?

Does the strength of the healing power depend on the faith of the person praying? Sometimes, yes. But not always. 

There is healing power in God’s Holy Word which is as true today as it was thousands of years ago. We can claim the promises from God’s Holy Word as our own. It is as easy as that.

24 ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURE VERSES FOR PEOPLE WITH MAJOR ILLNESS

24 ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURE VERSES FOR PEOPLE WITH MAJOR ILLNESS

Isabella told me the other day that 25 radiation treatments have been scheduled ‘as a precaution.’ I found 25 Scripture verses to encourage my friend and others on a similar journey. One for each day of treatment.
The first Scripture Verse is below and the others will follow to help and encourage anyone needing comfort and encouragement during medical treatment of any kind.

The Lord Will Keep You

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The Lord will keep you from all harm.. Psalm 121:7

The Lord will keep you from all harm.. Psalm 121:7

May the Lord hold you close, Isabella. And may he comfort you and others who are on a similar journey, and carry you through this period of therapy.

Much love to you my dear friend. I’m looking forward to our next gettogether.

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Various translations of the Bible were used in the creation of these Scripture Verses. These include the ocasional Australian translation as well as the following: King James Bible: Pure Cambridge Edition. Young’s Literal Translation Section Headings Courtesy BereanBible.com © 2013, 2014 Used by PermissionNew International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. GOD’S WORD® is a copyrighted work of God’s Word to the Nations. Quotations by permission. Copyright 1995 by God’s Word to the Nations. All rights reserved.

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Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness


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Blessings (3) for the Holiday Season, Christmas and New year


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Blessings

I pray for God’s blessings over all my readers.

Blessings for righteousness

According to Jesus, Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

News reports often fill me with anxiety because it appears that there are so many injustices in the world. Sometimes it is possible to write a letter here and there or make a donation, but often enough the best we can do is sink to our knees, and send our heartfelt prayers for a better world up high.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness

I pray that my readers may be filled and all the good promises coming true soon.

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Blessed are the meek


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Blessings (2) for the Holiday Season, Christmas and New year


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I pray for God’s blessings over all my readers.

Blessed are the meek

According to Jesus, Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

What does meek mean? Quiet, patient, gentle, benevolent, kind, unassuming, humble and courteous are the words that come up in google when I search for alternatives to the word ‘meek.’

Let’s just say that I’m working on it…

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I pray that my readers may inherit the earth.

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Merry Christmas, Blessings for 2018 and a Happy New Year


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Blessings (1) for the Holiday Season, Christmas and New year


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I pray for God’s blessings over all my readers.

Who are the blessed ones?

According to Jesus, Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.

I’ve mourned plenty over lost health, lost friends and fortune and many other things that have gone awry in my world. Do I feel comforted now? Very much so.

I mourned when I had to leave my old town, which I loved a lot. Now I’m feeling warmly embraced by my current new town. Praise the Lord!

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If you’re mourning now, I pray that you hang in there, and soon will be comforted.

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Hearing His Voice: Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise


Hearing His Voice: Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise

by Meredith Swift  

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Do you feel lost and isolated, as though you don’t matter?

Do you feel tired and stressed, in need of replenishment and refreshment?
Do you want to find out more about the One who loves you more deeply, and knows you more thoroughly, than you could ever imagine?
HEARING HIS VOICEDo you want to find out practical ways to grow your faith and walk more closely with Jesus?
Then this book is for you!

Written during recovery

Meredith wrote this book during recovery from an extremely challenging time in her life – having gone through a divorce, resignation from her long term teaching job and relocation to a different city to access better services for her autistic daughter. Her daughter was also very unwell at this time, becoming bedridden by a mystery illness. All of this had left Meredith feeling exhausted, fearful, alone and very isolated.

Guidance of Scripture

Meredith knew she needed to strengthen her fragile spirit and overcome the fear of this time. She sought the guidance of Scripture and the assistance of the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that only He could bring comfort and healing at the deep levels required. Meredith knew that her relationship with her Creator meant He was available 24/7 and so she started to schedule regular time where she communicated with Him.

The Garden of Promise

Covered with prayer and Scripture, Meredith visualised meeting Jesus in a beautiful garden that she came to know as the Garden of Promise – so named for the promises of goodness and grace found liberally throughout the Scriptures.
This book is the result of these communications – an unforgettable and inspiring journey of encouragement and healing, where Jesus spoke new life into Meredith’s being. Her feelings of isolation lifted and she felt herself soothed, replenished and deeply loved by spending this time with the Lord Jesus Christ.
You, too, are invited to go on this journey through the pages of this book as you hear His voice and meet Jesus in the Garden of Promise.

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I will treasure this book forever!

I will treasure this book forever! The Scripture verses filled with promises warm my heart and lighten my days. Meredith’s travels through dark times have been transformed into this wonderful gift, uplifting many. Thank you Meredith from the bottom of my heart!

More reviews here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meredith Swift was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia, the fourth of five children. She has travelled and lived in many different places and now resides in sunny Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

Meredith accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour in 2010 and began establishing a close personal relationship with Him. In 2016, she wrote “Hearing His Voice – Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise” during a difficult and challenging season of her life, which included a divorce, resignation from her teaching job, relocation to a larger city and the mystery illness of her daughter who was bedridden for three months. Meredith leaned in especially closely to Jesus and communicated regularly with Him during this time. This book is the result of these communications.

Meredith has two daughters, three stepdaughters, a golden retriever and two cats. She enjoys participating in the life of her church, walking, travelling, reading and cooking.

It is her deepest desire that all should come to know the transforming love of the Lord Jesus Christ and invites you to hear His voice in the Garden of Promise.

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GOD'S HOLY WORD FOR PARENTS 24 VERSES


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24 Scripture Verses just for parents.


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24 Scripture Verses that help with parenting

My friend Jacob’s story

A good friend of mine passed away recently. His parents named him after the Biblical patriarch Jacob. You can find the story of Jacob the patriarch in Genesis 25 to 35.

My friend Jacob grew up in a small town in Germany. Jacob’s wife did not believe in God. Every time that I heard his wife speak about The Lord in a derogatory tone, Jacob would tell this story.

He would say, “Mimi, let me tell you about my Mum.”

“All young fellows in my town were recruited to fight in the (second world) war. None of us wanted to go but we weren’t given a choice.

My Mum said to me; “You’ll be right son, trust in The Lord.”

To be honest, I cannot remember if I always said my prayers, there was so much happening. But I trusted in The Lord.
One by one I saw my mates around me perish. It was the most awful time in my life.

Out of 23 young lads that left our village, how many do you think returned home after the war?”

I shook my head and shrugged my shoulders, didn’t dare hazard a guess.

“Just me.” He said. “Just me, I was the only one that came back home whole.”

What could I say? I said, “Wow.”

Then he would look at me and say, “You know, my Mum prayed for me every single day that I would return home safely. I was gone for three years and every single day she prayed for me.

I’m not saying that the other Mum’s didn’t pray cause I don’t know about that. But I know for sure that my Mum prayed for me, every single day. I was the only one that came back home in one piece.”

He would then nod, shake his head, nod again and mumble under his breath, “I’m just saying.”

I like Jacob’s story. The Biblical one as well as my friend’s story. Both are stories of great faith.

Patriarch Jacob hung on to his faith in situations where it would have been easy to throw in the towel.
My friend Jacob also kept his faith in situations of great adversity. First, during the war and later also during his marriage with a wife who was hostile towards His God.

I never heard him oppose his wife but he spoke about his faith often.

Jacob’s story demonstrates to me that God is good and hears prayer.

Raising children in difficult situations

Some children are easier to raise than others. But most parents despair every now and then, wondering if it will all turn out for good. Jacob’s Mum unexpectedly had to hand her teenage son over to authorities who placed him in life-threatening situations, again and again. What was she to do?  She couldn’t go with her son to protect him. So she prayed. I dare say that she did not pray every single day, but that she prayed throughout every single day and put her trust in The Lord.

Jacob’s Mum was not disappointed when she put her trust in The Lord.

I have never been disappointed either. Disappointed with my impatience, sure.
But disappointed in The Lord? Never!

Parents are people too

Parents are people too. Where did (and do) I find my strength when the children and I don’t agree on major issues such as house rules, work, health, contributions etc? Or when they insist on having it their way, when maturity versus immaturity turns ugly? Or when they go out into society and bring home devilish attitudes?

I’ve discovered that it is good practice to pray for the health and wellbeing of my children and family daily.

All throughout the Bible, we’re told that God hears prayer and responds to our prayers.

Below I list some Scripture Verses that have helped me over the years whilst raising my children. These are not just Scripture Verses to pray over my children but this is God’s Word speaking encouragement and hope to parents.

God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. There are hundreds of Scripture Verses that encourage and strengthen me with whatever I do and wherever I go.

I selected some verses for parents needing encouragement. Who parents the parent?

God’s Holy Word for Parents

GOD'S HOLY WORD FOR PARENTS 24 VERSES

When your parents are not there ‘anymore’ to take care of you, the promise is that the Lord will take us up and teach us His way.

There are many Scripture Verses that are applicable for parenting and the following were specifically chosen for parents who feel challenged as they parent their children.

Godly Offspring

God's Holy Word for Parents Malachi 2:15

Pick your partner well. Pray over it.
Read Malachi 2 to understand that, The man who hates and divorces his wife, does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty.

So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

I grew up in the flower power era. The word unfaithful did not even exist in those days.

God does not like it when people have affairs, move from one to the other and so on. He’s after Godly offspring. If you end up with not so Godly offspring you may be severely challenged whilst you’re raising your children.

For This Child I Prayed

Scripture Verses for Parents 1 Samuel 1:27-28

The Bible gives many examples of childless couples. In all the instances mentioned, after prayer, the women became pregnant. If God gives children to couples who ask for this, how much more will He help you to take care of this child? Think about it. You want a child, here it is. “You’re on your own now?” No, of course not.
Ask away because the Lord hears prayer and He will help you.

“Thank you Father, for helping me raise my child. Thank you for hearing my prayer, so that I can sleep soundly.”

Hannah’s prayer reminds me of the goodness of God and how children do not belong to us but to our Father.

You wove me in my Mother’s Womb

God's Holy Word for Parents Psalm 129:13

It is God who made us and our children. Clearly He knows me and my children better than I do myself.  Think about it… The heart, the veins, the bones, the flesh, the other organs, the hair, eyes, mouth, ears, nose and the spirit. God created all of this. He knows all about my children in a way that I cannot even imagine.
Thank you Lord!

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well …

Children are a heritage from the Lord

God's Holy Word for Parents Psalm 127:3

As I said before, children belong to The Lord.  A heritage, made in his image.

“Father, these children that I received from you, that are made in your image, they feel like a gift indeed and my life is so much richer because of them. As I grow alongside them and am becoming more patient, kind and compassionate, can you please help me correct whatever needs correcting in myself as well as my children?”

A Good Future

God's Holy Word for Parents Jeremiah 9:11

God’s Holy Word promises us a good future.
I never have had any preconceived ideas as to what I expect my children to do in life, for a job or relationship or whatever.

Together we plan according to the talents we were given. And all throughout our lives we’ve had ample opportunities to contribute to society in a meaningful way, whilst utilising our talents and following our passions.

I trust in the Lord for a good future for both my children and myself.

… of such is the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 19:14 Let the little children come to me

My Mum told me all the ‘Jesus’ stories’ from a very young age. I knew about all His miracles and parables before I even went to kindergarten. I’ve loved Jesus as long as I can remember because of my Mum’s love for Him.
Don’t deny your children because … of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

I found great joy and pleasure in listening to those stories from an early age and sharing these with my children from the moment they were born.
Don’t allow anyone to refuse your children access to Jesus.

Talk to your children on a daily basis about our Father in Heaven and his Son Jesus.  

Walk humbly with The Lord

Walk humbly Micah 6:8

It is never too early to tell your children what God expects of them.

What does the Lord require of all of us? To do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

I don’t know about your children, but mine sure know all the right buttons to press to get me up and going and as such I have occasionally said things that I regret.
Don’t act in anger, but keep in mind when dealing with your children to always treat them justly, with mercy as you walk humbly with your God.

Honour your parents

Honour your parents Exodus 20:12

Honour your parents. Teach your children from an early age that they are to respect their elders. If you fail to do so, you’ll only have yourself to blame if they don’t obey you when they should.

Not only that. But if you don’t instil respect for authority in your children, you are neglecting this very important commandment and both you and your children will suffer as a result.

In the Bible, in the old days, Jewish families were encouraged to dob in their children if they were gluttons and drunks. This behaviour was considered so evil that the tribe wanted to get rid of these wayward kids altogether. I do not encourage this (God says, ‘Do not kill’), but these verses give us some perspective on what people of old expected of their children.

Nowadays we run to doctors and stand ready with pills and therapies if our precious ones ‘don’t behave.’ In those days, they were told to behave or thrown out of the tribe.

It is reasonable to expect respect and obedience from our children.

Keep His Commandments

Keep His Commandments Psalm 78:5-7

On that note, set house rules for your children. Give them clear guidelines to live by when at home as well as when out in the world.

If you know any better moral guidelines to live by than God’s Commandments, you can let me know about it. Till then, I tell my children to live by God’s Ten Commandments which are clearly spelled out in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 and  summed up as,

‘Love each other and do unto others, as you like them to do unto you.’

It is well. It shall be well.

It is well 2 Kings 4

Every now and then we all throw up our hands and are close to giving up. I should speak for myself here but, honestly, I cannot count the times, where I thought, “Enough already, how much can a person take?”

This has happened with ill health and also with rebellious kids to the point where it appears as if they’re dead (to me) because I’ve exhausted all options and all that’s left for me to do, is cry to The Lord. I may not always have done the right things and as such believe that I deserve what I get, however, God’s Word tells me that I have an advocate, Jesus who atoned for my sins.

Reality does not always match God’s Truth. Quite a while ago now I decided to speak out God’s Truth over the life of my children and myself. There have been many times that God’s Word pulled me through, and Scripture Verses such as this one comforted me and helped me over the rough patches.

The Bible tells the story of this ‘Great Woman, a Shunnamite.’ She was childless and received a child from God because of the kindness she had shown to one of his Prophets. When the child died, she did not break down and start wailing.
When people asked her, if all was OK, she responded with, “It shall be well.” She continued to say, “It is well,” till she saw the prophet and then ‘demanded’ that he would take care of the situation.

And Elisha, the prophet took care of it for her. He prayed to The Lord on her behalf and her child was brought back to life.
How do I apply this Scripture Verse to life? When everything is getting on top of me and seemingly too much to handle, I give it to The Lord and believe and say, “It’s all good.”

Sure, every now and then I may despair about a situation but I usually catch myself and remember this ‘Great Woman.’ Her child had died and she said, “It shall be well.” And it was. Her faith was rewarded.

Jesus said, “Be of good cheer,’ and I say Amen to that.

I will help thee

I will help thee Isaiah 41:10

No matter what I face in life, God is with me. He is with my children. Our Father will help me, He will help my children. There is no need to fear anything because the Lord is there; the promise is that He is with me and will help me.

I believe this promise with all my heart and this is what I have experienced also throughout my life. Sometimes I need to remind myself of this because during the hustle and bustle of life I get distracted.

It is my job as a Mum to remind myself and my children on a daily basis that there is no need to fear anything because God is with us and will help us.

There is no fear in Love

There is no fear in love John 4:18

Some people are easier to love than others. Throughout the generations, there have been people in my family who like to have us walk on eggshells around them, and for too many years I have. The thinly veiled threats can vary between, “I won’t like you if you cook anything other than my favourite dish” and, “If you upset me, or dare reprimand or oppose me, you may never see me again.”
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve bought into this for far too long and yielded and gave in and adjusted my behaviour to please those that insist on never being satisfied with any situation.

I’ve finally learned to, not only understand, but also live according to God’s promises and guidelines. One of the most powerful Scripture Verses in the Bible teaches us that,

Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear because fear involves pain, and if a man gives way to fear, there is something imperfect in his love. Weymouth New Testament

Living according to these verses can make all the difference in your life.

Dear Father, I choose never again to have another fearful relationship and from now on I will only maintain and cultivate loving relationships. This is how I will set the right example for my children.

Don’t give way to fear. Whatever your loved ones threaten you with: Don’t act or react out of fear when you engage with them. Instead, act with love.

There is no fear in perfect love.

The above twelve Scripture Verses helped me much when raising my children.

Thank you to my friend Kathi who encouraged me to have a look at what God’s Word says about raising children.

You can find the next 12 Scripture Verses here.
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