We all have moments where we need a “pick me up,” right?
I go for a cup of coffee. For me, a warm cup of delicious coffee makes everything right in the world.
For some of us, it’s something from Cha for Tea or In-N-Out. Or playing that one video game. Or hanging out with friends.
But the common thread throughout all of those “pick me up’s” are that they’re momentary. The coffee cup empties, the Cha Tea or 4x4 is consumed, the game ends, and friends go home…so what do we do when those “pick me up’s” come to an end?
Instead of seeking a “pick me up” that will come to an end, Jesus wants to give us life, and life to the fullest FOREVER.
This week, when you’re feeling the need for some type of “pick me up” because of lack of sleep, a bad test grade, a fight with a friend, problems at home (the list goes on), instead of seeking something that will comfort you for a moment, seek God’s Word that will comfort you for eternity.
Take a moment to read these verses and pick one or two out that can “pick you up” and sustain you in those moments of need. Write them down in places that you’ll see them this week.
God isn’t about us “surviving” or “making it though” - God is about living and being present. So chose life and being present by allowing God’s Word to lift you up and give you hope.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
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.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.