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The Bible Verse I Couldn't Live Without This Week

Don't you love how the Bible is a living, active book that teaches you something new every time you open it? As my life changes and I go through different seasons, I can find new meaning in a verse that meant something completely different to me a few months or years ago.
I love to find verses to inspire me, to motivate me, to comfort me, to help me, to stretch me, for so many reasons!

This week I've really been clinging to one particular verse to help me get through a personal flaw. Ever since I was in high school, I remember allowing little things that people say or do to really get to me and bother me. I've tried to build up a thick skin, but sometimes things just affect me and I can't always seem to let them go. This is something that I am fully aware of and I am trying so hard to work through. And even though this may seem small to some people, it is real to me. Over the weekend I had someone say something to me that was kind of insensitive about a really personal subject. I've tried to just shrug it off and let it go, but that is always easier said than done.

I looked up Isaiah 43: 18-19. This verse got me through our move to Dublin and everything that we dealt with last year. But as I was going over and over in my head what was said to me this verse immediately sprung to mind. And I used the verse to help me with an entirely different situation It says:

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."


I love that the verse says "forget." Because the former things, i.e. what was said to me, doesn't matter. Don't dwell on the past. Where does dwelling on anything get you? Nowhere! After reading and studying this verse, finally things started to click. I have found that using God's word to get the negative thoughts out of my head is the most powerful tool that I can use. I highly recommend Lisa Bevere's book, Girls With Swords, to expand on using God's word as a tool to fight the negative.

The enemy loves to get you where he knows you are weak. And unfortunately, taking things too personally and letting them fester and bother me is a huge area of weakness. But I am fighting it. The Bible is so much more powerful than anything the enemy could ever whisper to me. The Bible is the truth, the enemy tells lies. This verse has been something I have clung to this week to help me through my situation. I encourage you, anytime that you are letting your thoughts get the better of you - crack open your Bible and pray. You will be blessed!

Or e-mail me, I'd love to pray for you and offer up an encouraging verse for you. Feel free to e-mail me anytime at lindsay@pursuitofpink.com


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1 comment

  1. That is a beautiful verse! I had heard it before but need to memorize this one. I so often dwell on the past, so this is such a good reminder!

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