you are going to be OK because...

Love to you this Monday, my dear readers. Thank you for all the sweet words and prayers after my sweet pup passed away last week. It's still stings, but the Lord surely is faithful to mend our wounds and heal our hearts. 

I want to share a little encouragement for your week... last night as I cleaned out my desk drawers, I happened upon a piece of ripped white paper. A few years ago when walking through a heartache, I took a purple Sharpie pen to a piece of cardstock and I scribbled this as the title, 

"Erin - You are going to be OK, because...." 

and then I wrote out a page of Bible verses to remind myself of truth when I felt like I was sinking in sorrow and drowning in tears. Working as a nanny at the time, I would slip that paper into my purse and pull it out as a reminder in difficult moments. The Lord knew I needed to be reminded of those same truths last night. And so I want to also share them with you: 

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 

"Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing." -Psalm 34:10b

"You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you." -Isaiah 43:4 

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." -Psalm 84:11 

"He redeems my soul in safety from the battle I wage." Psalm 55:18 

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you." - Isaiah 26:3

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -John 14:27

Be encouraged this week, my dear friends.
You are oh so loved, special
and beloved to God.
Your life matters and your heart is a gift to this world.
Remember, it's all going to be OK with Jesus.

What are some of the verses that encourage you the most? 
Share them in the comments below!




PS - Happy Anniversary tomorrow to my sweet Mom & Dad, who are celebrating 30 YEARS of marriage! A post on that and an announcement coming in the next days :)

Also - the Lord was so sweet to me this week. He knows when we have bad weeks, losses and heartache. And He is so evidently faithful, even in the littlest and seemingly silliest ways- this girl gets to go see a Keith Urban show tomorrow... for free! And I am so excited. Will be back to share more this week :)