verse of the week.

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i remember when i was little and went to Bible release time at school. i mean, really little. it was elementary school, and once a week, we'd all pile onto the bus and head a mile down the street to this church where we'd gather for about an hour, learn verses, a weekly lesson, and sing worships songs. 

it was always a nice little treat and something i remember fondly from my childhood. i realized the other day how many verses i used to know--each week we'd memorize yet another, and while at the time, i was too young to understand the significance of many, i miss being able to draw upon God's Word at anytime i need it. carrying a Bible around all the time isn't the most convenient thing....

so i'd like to start a new weekly blog series:

Verse of the Week

. once a week, i'll share with you all the verse i'm studying. i thought it might be a nice way to fellowship with bloggers, so feel free to share your own verse every week as well! whatever is inspiring you and guiding you :) i hope this can be a time for discussion, thought and community! 

this week, i've been recalling Psalm 143:8

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." 

i discovered this verse a few weeks ago and it has stayed fresh in my mind, something i think to myself many a morning. it's hard to always be trusting and patient. sometimes when i wake up, the first thing i do is worry--i go through all of the things i need to accomplish in this one day and stress myself out about it. i try to take control of my day and end up with back pain, headaches and fatigue. at times i snap at people, break down in tears and stay up too late brooding over my many thoughts.

these past few weeks especially have been super busy for me. i feel like i'm constantly on the go and have neglected to take a step back and ask God for help. sometimes, the best thing you can do is just stop. stop pushing, stop stressing, and give it up to God. the more often we put our trust in Him, the easier it will be to get through our days. He is always there for us--a concept hard to understand from our humanly perspective. His love really never fails and He is there to guide us and protect our souls.

it's so easy to forget this when i'm stressed. all i want to do is get everything done myself. i forget that if i let God lead me and protect me, He will show me the way for my day. my goal for the rest of this week is to really try to be patient with myself and others. anytime i feel overwhelmed with my schedule, i want to ask God to help me calm my mind and allow His Presence to embrace me in love.

how about you? how have you been feeling recently? do you forget to trust God in times of stress? what does this verse mean to you?

hope everyone is having a wonderful wednesday!

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copy and paste this little button on your blog

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if you want to participate :)