@GoTandam Favorited Verses Help a Heavy Heart

As a new week begins, I am thankful for the bible app GoTandam as it makes it easy for me to reflect on past verses that I have read and favorited because they have special meaning to me.  The verses encouraged today as my heart is heavy thinking about many friends who have lost loved ones and close friends.

A fathers Son passed away after suffering for many years

A friends friend passed away after suffering from ALS

A friends friend committed suicide

  • Confident Love

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7

  • Who God’s Close To

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18

  • Stop and Think

    Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.(Colossians 1:27)

  • Getting Answers

    I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

  • Scrub Me Do

  • How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Psalm 19:12

  • Crown of Life

    God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation…they will receive the crown of life. James 1:12

  • Mind blowing Numerical Wonders

    God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. Psalm 40:5

  • 8 Words

    I love you, LORD; you are my strength. (Psalm 18:1)

  • Return. Return.

    Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for your sins have brought you down. Bring your confessions, and return to the LORD. Hosea 14:1

  • Healing for the Healthy?

    Jesus [said], “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17

  • Grow Deep

    You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

  • Exceeding Experience

    You will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. (Philippians 4:7)

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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