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Bible verses for comfort and strength in moments of despair

31. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." - Ephesians 6:10

32. "The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." - Exodus 15:2

33. "In the day when I cried out, you answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul." - Psalm 138:3

34. "But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." - Psalm 59:16

35. "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." - Isaiah 40:29

36. "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

37. "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." - Exodus 14:14

38. "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength." - Isaiah 40:29

39. "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

40. "For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'" - Isaiah 41:13 

Maintaining a cheerful heart

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” - Proverbs 17:22

The Bible tells us the importance of having a cheerful heart.

The proverb contrasts a merry heart with a broken spirit. It draws attention to the stark difference between happiness and sadness or hopelessness. It implies that a joyful heart brings vitality and life, while a broken spirit can have a draining effect, leading to a sense of desolation.

Comparing a merry heart to medicine suggests that joy is healing and rejuvenating, much like a curative remedy. Scriptures encourage a positive outlook and suggest that maintaining happiness, even in challenging circumstances, can benefit one's overall health.

Lastly, maintaining a cheerful heart is good for the soul. Cultivating joy and maintaining a cheerful disposition can contribute to spiritual health and a closer connection with the Lord.

In this troubled and broken world, it is necessary to prioritize joy, read Bible verses for strength, and recognize the influence of our attitudes on our well-being. We must always highlight the importance of fostering a merry heart to experience the benefits of emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Originally published at CrossmapRead more at Crossmap

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