Don’t Get Caught Unprepared In A Snowstorm.

God's Word is a powerful Weapon to have by your side. Most of us wouldn’t dare to walk into a snowstorm without a coat. We know that without the proper attire to battle the cold we would likely freeze to death. Or at the very least, we could end up with frost bite in some interesting places.

Whether we are facing a snow storm or our negative emotions, the proper attire and tools are necessary for battle. A good soldier never goes into battle unprepared. His armor is on and his weapon is always by his side. He knows that without their protection, he probably wouldn’t survive.

We Must Be Ready

Like the soldier, we too need to make sure we are ready for battle. Scripture tells us that God’s word is a powerful weapon. In fact, Hebrews 4:12 refers to it as a two-edged sword. One that is sharp enough to slice through any negative emotion we might be experiencing. And like the soldier, we need to have our armor on and our weapon by our side, ready to use.(Ephesians 6:11)

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We don’t want to do battle without the word of God by our side. The best way to be ready to use it is to memorize it. But with our schedules already busting at the seems, this can be hard to do.

What do we do when negative emotions start to surface?

Having our bible close is key, but looking up the right verse takes time. When you are dealing with crazy emotions, flipping through all those pages can be frustrating. Highlighting and marking your place in the bible can help, but I found that writing or printing it out and plastering it all over the house helped the most. Having them accessible made it easier.

Downloadable version of 12 Bible Verses to help fight negative emotions.

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Whenever I felt those negative emotions bubbling up, I would walk over to wherever I had put those scriptures and read them. Doing this regularly prepared me for battle and helped me gain some control over my emotions. Plus, over time I was able to memorize them.

 

To save you time, and to help make you battle ready, I have put together a sampling of scriptures that have helped me battle my own negative emotions. Click here for a downloadable version of 12 Bible Verses to Help Fight Negative Emotions. I encourage you to print them out and put them up around the house.

When we are afraid God’s word says:

  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 {NIV}
  • “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 1 Timothy 1:7 {ESV}
  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 {ESV}

When we are anxious or worried God’s word says:

  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 {NIV}
  • “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7 {NIV}
  • “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they” Matthew 6:25-26 {NIV}

When we feel alone God’s word says:

  • “do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 {NIV}
  • “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 {ESV}
  • “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 {NIV}

When we feel overwhelmed God’s word says:

  • “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 {NIV}
  • “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 {NIV}
  • Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 {ESV}

Join the conversation:

Which of these bible verses is your favorite? Do you have another one you would like to add that has helped you? Please share them.

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