the lord is my portion

anonymous asked:

What are some verses for when you're feeling completely hopeless and that there's just no point to anything anymore?

Psalm 3:3-6
“But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.”

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Luke 1:37
“For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Lamentations 3:22-24
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’”

Psalm 94:17-19
“Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence. If I say, 'My foot slips,’ Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”

Psalm 32:7
“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”

1 Peter 5:10
“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”

Romans 8:18
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Psalm 34:19
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

Romans 5:3-5
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:35, 37-39
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?… Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 2:9
“But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Revelation 21:4
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.
—  Lamentations 3:22–24
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“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.“ Psalm 16

Yesterday, after years of searching and struggling, I was confirmed in the Episcopal church as part of the wider Anglican communion. For someone who gets cold feet about spiritual commitment and almost left Christianity entirely in college, finding a home in which to put down theological and communal roots is certainly something to celebrate. And there’s nothing like having a Lutheran, a Methodist, two Presbyterians, a Roman Catholic, and a member of the Church of the Brethren show up to support you and lay hands on you in prayer.


I feel like people have forgotten that Christianity is a religion for the unloved, for the abandoned and disobedient and rebellious. The western world’s “Christianity” of million dollar buildings and self-righteous prigs is the very organization that true Christ followers are fighting against.

The Bible is a book of comfort, hope and help to the hurting, not of hatred and exclusion:

Psalm 27:10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

Psalm 142:4-6 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. I cry to you, Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

John 3:16-17 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Philippians 3:7-8 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.

Psalm 27: 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Matthew 28: 20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jesus himself was a young, lower-class, middle-eastern man who spoke out loudly against the self-righteous, hypocritical religious leaders of his day:

Matthew 23:15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.”

Matthew 23: 4, “They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

Matthew 23: 23-24, “You (religious leaders) give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.”

It bothers me that Christianity seems to be the one belief that this site as a whole feels comfortable mocking without any real knowledge of the subject. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are four separate accounts of the actual Jesus. You should check him out.

Canon Jesus > fanon Jesus

I love the way you love

There are different kinds of love..

There is love in silence. A love that doesn’t need words. A simple look that tells another exactly how you feel; no explanation needed, they just know. The squeeze of a hand for comfort and strength. The simple gesture of just being there, even if there is nothing to say.

There is love in the quiet. A love that is peaceful. The late-night conversations whispered in the dark that mean everything. The gentle prayers for another person’s pain. The genuine compliments from one friend to another that are said in private, not for the benefit of others, but to uplift and encourage.

There is loud love. A love that is joyful. The laughter that seems to fill an entire room. The choir singing your favorite song. The cheers to support your accomplishment. The ridiculous inside jokes that cause everyone to start yelling over one another in an effort to be heard.

But then there is deafening love. A love that cannot be forgotten or ignored. A love that is so ear-splitting it changes everything. The husband giving up his own hopes and dreams for his wife. The mother crying for justice for her son in the streets. The solider giving his life for his country. The bullet never hitting the intended target because someone else has thrown themselves in the way.

And God is all of them at once.

He loves in the silence. When there is too much grief to speak. When you say silent prayers for mercy and forgiveness and comfort and peace and strength. He is simply there.

for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:8

He loves in the quiet. When you pray alone in a room so that your prayer is heard by God alone and not by others. When you listen to the sounds of creation late at night. When you turn the pages of your favorite book or the pages of His word.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:24-26

He loves loudly. When a choir lifts their voices in praise. When laughter and joy are present everywhere. When a child cries for the first time as they are brought into life. When you finally conquer the sin and the doubt and the fear to follow him.

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Break forth into joyful songs of praise! Psalm 98:4

And then he loves in a roar. In the roar of Christ’s blood spilt for us as he dies on the Cross so we can have life. In the shout of It Is Finished! In the earthquake that breaks the prison doors open. In a mighty voice with all the Angels singing Glory to the King! A love that cannot be ignored or forgotten.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

anonymous asked:

Hi! What are some great bible verses to know when anxiety comes?!

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. - Psalm 94:19

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26

The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. - Matthew 11:28-30

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27

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

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. - John 14:1

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. - Psalm 33:20-22

I hope you find comfort in these verses. ^-^

God is constantly growing me in the grace that He has for me. I don’t understand it at all; it absolutely astounds me. God is always stretching me to become more gentle and more heart, each passing day. I am grateful for all that I have learned and for all that I will learn. I pray to be a woman full of mercy and truth, praising the Lord’s name no matter what circumstances surround me. The Lord is my strength, my portion and my joy. I am so undeserving of His love, yet He extends it to me in waves of grace.

Oh my soul; rejoice!

I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

—  Lamentations 3:24-26, NIV
Day3. Walking with the GOD who cares by Catherine Martin

21 Yet this I call to mind 
   and therefore I have hope:

 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, 
   for his compassions never fail. 
23 They are new every morning; 
   great is your faithfulness. 
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion
   therefore I will wait for him.”

Lamentations 3:21-24

When He comforts, we are comforted indeed.

No word on earth can compare with God’s word.

No voice on earth can compare with God’s voice.

When He comes alongside you in your suffering and ministers to your hurting heart, you will experience a healing that is incomparable to any other on earth. 

And would JESUS not be the one who can meet my deepest need?

He is the one who is the “man of sorrows” and “well -acquainted with suffering” [Isiah 53]. If He knows suffering well, then He knows exactly how to walk with me in my pain and apply His balm to my wounds. The soothing ointment flows as He speaks His promises to my Heart and soul and mind and spirit.

The Lord is my portion

anonymous asked:

Can I have some scripture references to comfort me or just explain my purpose. I'm thinking about going to be with The Lord sometime very soon if I can't get over my depression

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33

“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:6

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:32-36

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we all live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:22-26

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14.27

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

“The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:26

“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:5-8

“The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.” Psalm 29:11

“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1

“May the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalms 55:22

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” Corinthians 4:16-18

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

once-uponacaptain  asked:

Any verses or advice for graduates?

 Timothy 4:12  “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Joshua 1:7-9  “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 51:10-11  “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”

Philippians 4:4-8  “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”

Psalm 105:4  “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Psalm 91:1-2  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

James 1:12  “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Isaiah 40:31  “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Micah 6:8  “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Lamentations 3:22-24  “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Proverbs 16:3  “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 3:5-10  “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. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”

Colossians 3:23  “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Philippians 3:13-14  “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Philippians 1:9-11  “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.”

Jeremiah 29:13  “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Psalm 20:4  “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

Ephesians 2:10  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Romans 8:28  “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.”

Mark 12:30  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

James 4:13-16   “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Numbers 6:24-26  “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

—  Lamentations 3:22-26

Though I may not wear the garments of princes
You are my portion you are my portion
For you clothe me in your righteousness
You are my portion you are my portion
Though I may not sit at the table of kings
You are my portion you are my portion
For you feed me from the abundance of your hand
You are my portion you are my portion Lord