Bible Verses From Old Testament

Help with Christian depression, fear, and anxiety.

A song for going up to the Temple.

I look up to the hills, but where will my help really come from?

My help will come from the LORD, the Creator of heaven and earth.

He will not let you fall. Your Protector will not fall asleep.

Israel’s Protector does not get tired. He never sleeps.

The LORD is your Protector. The LORD stands by your side, shading and protecting you.

The sun cannot harm you during the day, and the moon cannot harm you at night.

The LORD will protect you from every danger.

He will protect your soul. The LORD will protect you as you come and go, both now and forever!
(Psa 121:1-8 ERV)

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A song of David.

The LORD is my shepherd.

I will always have everything I need.

He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water.

He restores my strength. He leads me on right paths to show that he is good.

Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave, I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me.

You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies. You welcomed me as an honored guest. My cup is full and spilling over.

Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life, and I will live in the LORD’S house a long, long time.
(Psa 23:1-6 ERV)

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To the director: A song of David.

I called to the LORD, and he heard me. He heard my cries.

He lifted me out of the grave. He lifted me from that muddy place. He picked me up, put me on solid ground, and kept my feet from slipping.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see what he did and worship him. They will put their trust in the LORD.

Great blessings belong to those who trust in the LORD, for those who do not turn to demons and false gods for help. LORD my God, you have done many amazing things! You have made great plans for us–too many to list.

I could talk on and on about them, because there are too many to count. Lord, you made me understand this: You don’t really want sacrifices and grain offerings. You don’t want burnt offerings and sin offerings.

So I said, “Here I am, ready to do what was written about me in the book. My God, I am happy to do whatever you want. I never stop thinking about your teachings.” I told the good news of victory to the people in the great assembly.

And, LORD, you know that I will never stop telling that good news. I told about the good things you did. I did not hide these things in my heart. I spoke of how you can be trusted to save us. I did not hide your love and loyalty from those in the great assembly. LORD, do not hide your mercy from me.

Let your love and loyalty always protect me. Troubles have surrounded me. They are too many to count! My sins have caught me, and I cannot escape them. They are more than the hairs on my head. I have lost my courage.

Please, LORD, rescue me! LORD, hurry and help me! People are trying to kill me. Please disappoint them. Humiliate them completely! They wanted to hurt me. Make them run away in shame!

May those who make fun of me be too embarrassed to speak! But may those who come to you be happy and rejoice. May those who love being saved by you always be able to say, “Praise the LORD!”

My Lord, I am only a poor, helpless man, but please pay attention to me. You are my helper, the one who can save me. My God, don’t be too late.
(Psa 40:1-17 ERV)

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Keep Your Mind Stayed On Jesus

Keep Your Mind On JesusIt is a great temptation for all of us to be occupied with things around us. All of us are very busy with our everyday life, and of course; it’s nothing wrong with that.

But the Bible tells us not to be to occupied in our minds about what is going on in this world but have our mindset to what we have in Jesus. We should be Jesus-minded!

If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
(Col 3:1-2 ASV)

When we have problems with our emotional health and we struggle with depression, we many times can find the problem here; in our lack of keeping our mind on Jesus and the promises God as given us in the Bible.

It is so easy that we end up as Sunday Christians. What do I mean by that? I guess you know; we go to church on Sunday and we get the week’s portion of the word of God and prayer.

Then during the week we get so caught up in the worries and the problems we have around us and we forget about Jesus. We forget that we have someone whom we can trust and that has promised to help us.

This might be a problem for you that fight depression right now. The depressive thoughts can be strong and demanding, and for us to keep our mind on Jesus require us to make a quality decision that we are going to put our trust in God and believe his word. It doesn’t happen automatically, we need to act on Gods word on purpose.

The result of keeping our mind on Jesus is tremendous! It helps us see possibilities and it can keep us from being bound in negativity!

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Review: Managing your emotions

Joyce Meyer

Managing your emotions

Having emotions is great and are playing an important role. What would life be without feelings of joy, happiness, love and more? But when they become negative we need to learn to manage them in a proper way. Our emotions have to take the proper position in our lives.

A big problem today is how we let our emotions rule our lives. We are many times more led by our emotions that we are led by God and it shouldn’t be that way.

That is why Joyce Meyer’s book; “Managing your emotions” is so important. She reveals the truth and deals with in brilliant but practical way as usual.

The topics covered in this book are for example; how not to be led by your feelings, depression, codependency, forgiveness, mood swings and much more.

She is teaching by giving not only sound biblical explanations but also wonderful, hilarious illustrations. As always she is very practical in her advice and really gives us keys to both help us understand and apply the lessons in our own life.

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Review: The Battlefield of the Mind

Review Joyce Meyer
The Battlefield of the Mind

This is a very helpful book for everyone that struggles with their mind. Joyce Meyer can like no one else catch the very essence of a subject and explain it in some very clear and easy to grasp words.

She is in this book covering a lot of different subjects concerning our mind, such as; a wandering, wondering mind, a confused mind, a doubtful and unbelieving mind etc. She put her finger on the very problem and give a solid biblical solution that we all can apply.

She has an amazing ability to make everything very clear and there for also very possible to apply in our own life. This is a useful book indeed. If you know anyone who needs some help for depressed this book is an excellent choice.

Joyce Meyer is a very down to earth author that often writes about her real life experiences. That really make this and her other books feel real. We all know that she is “walking the walk and not just talking the talk”!

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Jesus Has A Heart Of Compassion And Healing

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. (Mat 9:35-36 KJV)

It is obvious when we read the Bible that Jesus has a lot of compassion for people He meet. He sees people and He meets their needs. He is combining His preaching and teaching with a heart of compassion towards people.

When Jesus saw the multitudes, the Bible says, He was moved with compassion. He saw that they were hurt and that they were suffering. It did not pass Him; He was very observant and very compassionate.

That means that Jesus has the same compassion for you also. He has not changed. He sees you and He cares for you.

Moses and the burning bush

There is a story in the Old Testament where Moses was out taking care of his sheep when he saw a bush burning without being consumed by the fire. Moses felt Gods presence and God spoke to him from the burning bush. He said:

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; ……..
(Exo 3:7-8 KJV)

God told Moses that He has surely seen the affliction of His people. Their suffering had not passed His eyes. And He had a solution. He was going to take them out of Egypt into the Promised Land; where they could enjoy freedom, healing and provision from God. God planned the greatest exodus we have seen in order to save His people from destruction.

In the New Testament, Jesus looked at the multitudes with compassion. He wanted to take them out of their “Egypt” – out of oppression and darkness. And in order to give freedom to us He was going to pay with His own life. He died so we could live a life in freedom. Believing in Jesus and receive His life is to receive freedom from our bondages.

In Jesus we are free from depression, in Jesus we are healed from sickness and in Jesus we are saved from death. Jesus is our promised land!