I'm Feeling...

All verses are from the Good News Bible.

God's promise when you feel:

Guilty

"If you kept a record of our sins, who could escape being condemned? But you forgive us, so that we should stand in awe of you." (Psalm 130 v3-4)

Dejected

"In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express. And God, who sees into our hearts, knows what the thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with God on behalf of his people and in accordance with his will." (Romans 8 v 26-27)

Despair

"Give me strength, as you promised, and I shall live; don't let me be disappointed in my hope!" (Psalm 119 v 116)

Disappointed

"When the disciples heard this, they were completely amazed. "Who, then, can be saved?" they asked. Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is impossible for human beings, but for God everything is possible."" (Matthew 19 v 25-26)

Depressed

"Sing, heavens! Shout for joy, earth! Let the mountains burst into song! The LORD will comfort his people; he will have pity on his suffering people." (Isaiah 49 v 13)

Persecuted

"You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened." (Genesis 50 v 20)

Anxious

"Leave your troubles with the LORD, and he will defend you; he never lets honest people be defeated." (Psalm 55 v 22)

Filled with longing

""So don't be all upset, always concerned about what you will eat and drink. (For the pagans of this world are always concerned about all these things.) Your Father knows that you need these things. Instead, be concerned with his Kingdom, and he will provide you with these things."
(Luke 12 v 29-31)

Sick

"No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below---there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8 v 37-39)

Impatient

"Do not pay back evil with evil or cursing with cursing; instead, pay back with a blessing, because a blessing is what God promised to give you when he called you." (1 Peter 3 v 9)

Confused

"But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all." (James 1 v 5)

Tempted

"Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out."
(1 Corinthians 10 v 13)

Weak

"In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express." (Romans 8 v 26)

Afraid

"Let us be bold, then, and say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"" (Hebrews 13 v 6)

In need

"And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry." (Isaiah 58 v 11)

Suffer

"I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!"" (John 16 v 33)

Grieve

""Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them!" (Matthew 5 v 4)

God's promise of...

Love

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life." (John 3 v 16)

Forgiveness

"But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing." (1 John 1 v 9)

Salvation

"When it happens, everyone will say, "He is our God! We have put our trust in him, and he has rescued us. He is the LORD! We have put our trust in him, and now we are happy and joyful because he has saved us."" (Isaiah 25 v 9)

The Holy Spirit

"Peter said to them, "Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God's gift, the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2 v 38)

Everlasting Life

"For what my Father wants is that all who see the Son and believe in him should have eternal life. And I will raise them to life on the last day." (John 6 v 40)

Peace

"The LORD gives strength to his people and blesses them with peace." (Psalm 29 v 11)

Joy

"You love him, although you have not seen him, and you believe in him, although you do not now see him. So you rejoice with a great and glorious joy which words cannot express, ..." (1 Peter 1 v 8)

Freedom

"Sin must not be your master; for you do not live under law but under God's grace." (Romans 6 v 14)

Growth

"Then we shall no longer be children, carried by the waves and blown about by every shifting wind of the teaching of deceitful people, who lead others into error by the tricks they invent. Instead, by speaking the truth in a spirit of love, we must grow up in every way to Christ, who is the head." (Ephesians 4 v 14-15)

Encouragement

"I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for." (Jeremiah 29 v 11)

Excellence

"Just be determined, be confident; and make sure that you obey the whole Law that my servant Moses gave you. Do not neglect any part of it and you will succeed wherever you go." (Joshua 1 v 7)

Strength

"To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of: ..." (Ephesians 3 v 20)

Blessing

"We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose." (Romans 8 v 28)

His Presence

"For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them." (Matthew 18 v 20)

Answered Prayer

""Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock." (Matthew 7 v 7-8)

Christ's Return

"There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am." (John 14 v 2-3)

Scriptures and additional materials quoted are from the Good News Bible © 1994 published by the Bible Societies/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd UK, Good News Bible © American Bible Society 1966, 1971, 1976, 1992. Used with permission.