Thank you to those of you who shared your honest emotions yesterday.  I’m so thankful for the honesty here.  I’m also touched by how several of you were ministering to one another on yesterday’s post.

There were several experiencing happy emotions, but there was also an overwhelming amount of pain being experienced.

I read many of your responses sitting on my front porch gazing occasionally out at some of the beautiful blooming trees and flowers in my yard.  Living in a 100-year-old farmhouse allows me to enjoy the labors of past home owners who planted flowering bushes and bulbs. We’ve added some of our own over the years, as well.

Today we need hope, so I’m bringing it with truth and pictures.  You’ll find a list of feelings below and some of God’s words in the Bible that will bring hope in the midst of whatever emotions you are experiencing.

You’ll also find some pictures that I snapped in my yard yesterday.  There’s something about seeing the beauty of God’s creation and the budding of new life after a cold winter that does something for the soul.

If you want to look up the verses online, you can easily do so at Biblegateway.com.  Just copy any verse below and paste it into the search box on Biblegateway.  You can also easily change Bible versions…I personally like NIV (New International Version) or the Message Bible.

May God’s truth and creation bring us the hope that we need today.

Angry–Ephesians 4:26, 27, 31, 32; Colossians 3:7-8; 12-17; Matthew 7:1-5

Bitter–1 Corinthians 13; Hebrews 12:14-15; Ephesians 5:15, 16; Psalm 34:1

Critical–Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 1:32; 2:1; James 4:11,12

Defeated–Romans 8:31-39; Philippians 4:13; I Peter 1:6,7; I Peter 5:7

Depressed–Psalm 34; Psalm 37; II Corinthians 4:7-10; 16-18; Matthew 11:28

Disappointed–Psalm 16:11; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Philippians 4:19; John 14:1

 

Discouraged–Psalm 23; 42:6-11; 55:22; Matthew 5:11-12

Doubtful–Numbers 23:19; Matthew 8:26; John 14:1; Proverbs 3:5-6

Lilacs

Fearful–Psalm 34:4; Matthew 10:28; II Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:5,6

Guilty–I John 1:9; Psalm 51, Psalm 103; Hebrew 10:17; Romans 8:1

Hatred–Proverbs 10:12; I John 2:9-11; 3: 10-15; 4:20

Impatient–Psalm 25:5; Psalm 27:14; Habakkuk 2:3; Psalm 37:34

 

Lonely–Psalm 23; Psalm 188; Hebrews 13:5-6; Jeremiah 23:23; Matt 28:20

Lazy–Romans 12:11; Ephesians 5:15-16; Hebrews 6:12; Proverbs 6:6-11

Overwhelmed–Psalm 46:1; Psalm 50:15; Proverbs 11:8; James 1:2,3

Prideful–Proverbs 16:18; I Corinthians 10:12; Philippians 2:3; James 4:6

Sorrowful–Isaiah 14:3; Romans 8:28; Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 35:10

Suicidal–Luke 4:9-11; Genesis 28:15; II Peter 2:9; Psalm 23

 

Unbelieving–Mark 9:24; II Timothy 2:13; Hebrews 11:6; John 14:1

Unloved–Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8; I John 4:8-19; Lamentations 3:22-23

Our apple tree...just hinting at the promise of apples this year!

Weak–Isaiah 40:29-31; II Corinthians 12:9; II Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:13

Worry–Matthew 6:19-34; Luke 12:25-26; Philippians 4:6-7; Psalms 23

Worthless–I Samuel 16:7; Psalm 139:13-15; John 10:3; Jeremiah 31:3

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