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I’ve been a wife for 13+ years, but it’s only been in the past few months that I’ve been on this journey to circle God’s promises in my Bible–and let me tell you–it’s been life changing!
[For me, it began when I read “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson and loved the way that he viewed circles in the Biblical sense–oh my, it’s good! If you haven’t read it–go and do that soon!]
Where to Begin
I have no perfect formula or fix-it-fast kind of solution.
I am just going to work on praying on and memorizing God’s promises.
I have talked before about how and why I circle scripture in my Bible (and what a blessing that has been in my life), and so that’s what I’m doing with these verses.
Read, pray, circle, memorize, and repeat.
I started making a list of some of the negative feelings I have experienced in marriage. And you guys—the list was long! So long, in fact, that this is the second post in a series of three so far! (Read the first post here)
Are you a wife who has started to circle scriptures in your Bible?
Are you noticing the changes yet?
It’s time to fully replace feelings with God’s Truth!
13 MORE Scriptures Every Wife Needs to Circle in Her Bible
When you feel hurt:
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
When you feel mistreated:
“So if you are offering your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First, go and be reconciled with your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.”
When you feel sad:
“For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
When you feel overworked:
“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
When you feel fearful:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
When you feel worthless:
“A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.”
When you feel exhausted:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
When you feel unattractive:
1 Peter 3:3-4
“Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
When you feel invisible:
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
When you feel nervous:
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
When you feel unlovable:
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
When you feel unappreciated:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
When you feel jealous:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
You guys! I’d love to hear from you–let me know the impact this practice is having on your life.