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Top {Ten} Verses Marinating in my Heart

Posted on: September 28, 2010

Top Ten {Tuesday} God is amazing and overwhelming. I’ve been battling with some crazy heart issues lately – wanting to control my own life, being angry at the girls, frustrated with abnormal laziness/fatigue. Most glaringly is my desire to chase after things of this world. Daily I feel the prickling of God’s Spirit warning me when something flashy catches my eye. Sadly, I don’t always listen. I tell Him “not now” and indulge. Even when sin doesn’t seem ugly or “bad” it is. It starts off all pretty but ends in heartache. And that’s where I am – in heartache. I’ve chosen things of this world over a God who loves me.

But it’s not hopeless, it’s not over. The next chapter has begun. And here are the ten verses that I have been meditating on lately:

1. Hosea 14:4 {NLT} – “The Lord says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.”

2. Proverbs 28:13 {NLT} – “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.”

3. Psalm 65:3 {NLT} – “Though we are overwhelms by our sins, you forgive them all.”

4.Psalm 4:4 {NLT} – “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.”

5. James 1:19 {NLT} – “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

6. Psalm 62:5 {NLT} – “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”

7. Psalm 39:7 {NLT} – “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”

8. Psalm 13:5-6 {NLT} – “But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.”

9. Proverbs 19:21 {NLT} – “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

10. Psalm 118:24 {NLT} – “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Clearly I’m a big fan of Psalm – I do actually read other books in the Bible. Promise.

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5 Responses to "Top {Ten} Verses Marinating in my Heart"

Thanks for sending me off to work with these verses on my mind! Also, thanks for sharing when you’re in the midst of a struggle. So many times you hear about somebody’s past struggle that they have now conquered, but it’s so much more encouraging to see that people are in the midst of struggles just like you are. Praying that God blesses your persistence!

What a great list of verses! Thanks so much for sharing them and for the sweet reminder of God’s gracious words in Scripture.

Oh what an encouragement! Thanks so much for posting your heartache. I am in the same exact spot right now and have been meditating on verses throughout the day too. I’ll be writing down the ones you posted too. One I’ve been thinking about right now is “Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” I need Him to direct my paths from the sin of anger and selfishness. Thanks so much for your honest post! It truly touched my heart! 🙂

The Hosea verses are just stopping me dead in my tracks! Wow! Thanks for sharing, friend! I am just loving Colossians right now 🙂

I can relate so much, especially to the laziness and frustration with my kids. (Especially my 5 year old. I realized tonight I used my “harsh voice” for about 2 straight hours. Eek!) This is a great list of verses, I think I’ll pass them along to a friend of mine as well. Thanks!

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