This week I had to connect with some leaders in various states that manage staff and students. The responsibilities placed on these leaders are pretty heavy. With the last six months of finding staff, growing students population, and our national struggles, I asked for verses that help keep their hearts strong in faith and trust in Jesus.
Below are some of their responses.
So 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.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways.
2 Peter 3:9a
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Be still, and know that I am God
Let the living truth and spirit of these verses empower your lightnside this week.