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Monday, May 13, 2013

you are going to be OK because...

Love to you this Monday, my dear readers. Thank you for all the sweet words and prayers after my sweet pup passed away last week. It's still stings, but the Lord surely is faithful to mend our wounds and heal our hearts. 

I want to share a little encouragement for your week... last night as I cleaned out my desk drawers, I happened upon a piece of ripped white paper. A few years ago when walking through a heartache, I took a purple Sharpie pen to a piece of cardstock and I scribbled this as the title, 

"Erin - You are going to be OK, because...." 

and then I wrote out a page of Bible verses to remind myself of truth when I felt like I was sinking in sorrow and drowning in tears. Working as a nanny at the time, I would slip that paper into my purse and pull it out as a reminder in difficult moments. The Lord knew I needed to be reminded of those same truths last night. And so I want to also share them with you: 


"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 

"Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing." -Psalm 34:10b

"You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you." -Isaiah 43:4 

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." -Psalm 84:11 

"He redeems my soul in safety from the battle I wage." Psalm 55:18 

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you." - Isaiah 26:3

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -John 14:27



Be encouraged this week, my dear friends.
You are oh so loved, special
and beloved to God.
Your life matters and your heart is a gift to this world.
Remember, it's all going to be OK with Jesus.

What are some of the verses that encourage you the most? 
Share them in the comments below!

Hugs!

XO

Erin

PS - Happy Anniversary tomorrow to my sweet Mom & Dad, who are celebrating 30 YEARS of marriage! A post on that and an announcement coming in the next days :)

Also - the Lord was so sweet to me this week. He knows when we have bad weeks, losses and heartache. And He is so evidently faithful, even in the littlest and seemingly silliest ways- this girl gets to go see a Keith Urban show tomorrow... for free! And I am so excited. Will be back to share more this week :) 

17 comments:

  1. Sweet Erin, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing these verses. I know I will look back at this post and find those verses when I'm overwhelmed.

    Still thinking and praying for you, friend :)

    ....AND, I'm just so thrilled for you!! Keith Urban! Woohoo! That's so exciting! Especially for a country lovin' gal who's in need of some fun and stress relief. God knows just how to touch our hearts, eh? So happy for you, Erin.

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  2. Love all of these verses!! These are definitely a blessing and I plan to copy these into my journal tonight! Thank you for passing these on!
    Some of my favorite ones recently are: Psalm 91, Job 36:15, Pdalm 147:3, Psalm 34:18, and salm 126:5.

    Have a great time at the concert!
    :)Rebecca

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  3. What a sweet reminder, and so perfect for a Monday ;)

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  4. I've been using the verse as you posted "I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me."

    Wow...Keith Urban and for free. What a great opportunity. I bet he kicks some aussie booty. LOL :D have fun girl. You deserve it.

    I always look forward to reading your blog and I always leave feeling encouraged and helped. Thanks so much! It means alot to have someone who is so encouraging and uplifting thru Christ.

    pinkowl07.blogspot.com

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  5. Gosh, congrats to your parents on 30 years and raising a beautiful woman. You are so true, I need your posts.

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  6. Oh Erin, you always give the best encouragement and love! These verses are great picks– I'll definitely be highlighting them or putting them on my own scrap of paper sometime :) Also, I love that little story you shared about the tickets– God is SO good!

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  7. Hi beautiful. This post was exactly what I needed to hear. It's crazy how the Lord uses you to speak specifically to so many people. My favourite verse is Psalm 55:18. Thanks for the encouragement, darling sister!

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  9. I love all of those verses! They have helped me through tough times in my life as well, and serve as constant reminders of who is really in control. :)

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  10. what beautiful promises of the Lord always being close to us in time of sorrow and difficulty. He is such a beautiful God! i love the first verse. psalm 34:18.
    you have a beautiful heart for the Lord!

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  11. Erin,
    I am so encouraged by your heart to share God's love & peace. This totally encouraged me. Thank you sweet sister, xo Chantal

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  12. I'm so excited for you about the Keith Urban show! I saw him a few years back, and loooved it!

    And girl, I just want to say that I love your heart so, so much. And I cannot wait to meet you :) Sometime in June perhaps?

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  13. Such encouraging verses! Thank you for sharing your walk.

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  14. Just read these verses again and am feeling much better. Thanks, Erin. Love you so much, Darlin.

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  15. this is so comforting, erin. another verse that gives me comfort is: "if God is for us, who can be against us?" romans 8:31

    i hope you are having a happy day.

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  16. I believe all these verses speak to my heart and I needed to hear every single one. However, "Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing." -Psalm 34:10b" basically summed it all up!

    This was a great reminder for this season in my life!

    Thanks Erin!

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  17. I love this so much. You are so inspiring.

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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