Now, if you're a regular here, you know that Fridays usually mean two things:
1. Friday Fives (which you can see here)
Wow - that's a tough one.
I can't pick just one!
BUT I can give you a couple that have brought me through some of the most difficult times.
When I was 17/18 I went through a bit of a rough patch. I've always had self-esteem issues. Always.
This time of my life was especially hard - I see now that it was God's way of molding me into more of Him and strengthening my Christian walk. Everything I knew as comfort was being stripped away. I lost 70 pounds. My step-dad was in prison. At home, we were struggling. I ended a friendship because it was the right thing to do. Then rumors started and I had NO friends as a result. I literally spent my junior year alone. Just me and my mom (so thankful for that time now). After losing weight, I was pretty cute - yet no boy was interested. These things are hard for a teenage girl. And all I could think about was how to run my car off of the road, kill myself, and make it look like an accident. It was a very dark place for me. I just felt like I prayed and prayed and prayed for direction and God wasn't hearing me. On my way to school one morning, I couldn't take it. So I drove the other direction and went to Kennesaw Mountain. I drove to the top, took my bible, and went and sat in a secluded area so I could just hopefully hear God. You hear those stories of the bible just opening up to a random scripture and it speaks to you. That happened to me that day. And ever since, the verse I read has been somewhat of my life verse.
2 Corinthians 6:2:
For God says, "At just the right time I heard you. On the day of salvation I helped you."
For me, this was God's way of telling me He had heard my cries and my plea. God heard me. God still hears me. AND He helped/helps me. I left the mountain with a new found hope that day.
It always seems that you come through one tough time just in time to hit another. Yet, I can honestly say that there's no way in the world I could have ever gotten through these things without God. Without faith. I've lost everything multiple times in my life - I'm 27. I've been through more than most people go through in an entire lifetime. Yet, I have no fear. Although I've been broken into a million pieces, God has single handily put me back together. And because of that, "I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High" ~Psalm 7:17
What are your favorite Bible verses?