Thursday, August 14, 2008


It turns out this world is a matter of perspective. Your problems are like your hands--if you hold them an inch in front of your face, it's pretty difficult to see anything else. So, here's a moment of perspective:

"It's impossible."
All things are possible.
"Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with men is possible with God.'" (Luke 18:27)

"I'm too tired."
I will give you rest.
"'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'" (Matthew 11:28-30)

"Nobody really loves me."
I love you.

"'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'" (John 3:16) "'For the one who God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.'" (John 3:34)

"I can't go on."
My grace is sufficient.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)
"He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him." (Psalm 91:15)

"I can't figure things out."
I will direct your steps.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

"I can't do it."
You can do all things.
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)

"I'm not able."
I am able.

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." (2 Corinthians 9:8)

"It's not worth it."
It will be worth it.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

"I can't forgive myself."
I forgive you.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)

"I can't manage."
I will supply all your needs.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

"I'm afraid."
I have not given you a spirit of fear.
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7)

"I'm always worried and frustrated."
Cast all your cares on me.
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

"I'm not smart enough."
I give you wisdom.
"It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30)

"I feel all alone."
I will never leave you or forsake you.

"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'" (Hebrews 13:5)


  1. I'm afraid."
    I have not given you a spirit of fear.

    where do I find this one?

  2. Romans 8:15

    "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba Father.'"