Grassroots reflections 

by angus buchan

Anxiety

1 Peter 5 : 6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Psalm 37 : 5

Commit your way to the Lord,

Trust also in Him,

And He shall bring it to pass.

Deuteronomy 31 : 8

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

Philippians 4 : 6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Challenges

Jeremiah 33 : 3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

John 16 : 33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

James 1 : 2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Philippians 4 : 13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Hope

Romans​ 5 : 1-2

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

Lamentations 3 : 25

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

To the soul who seeks Him.

Jeremiah 29 : 11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 

Psalm 43 : 5

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Waiting on God

2 Peter 3 : 9

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance

James 5 : 7-8

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Psalm 37 : 7-9

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm

Peace

Psalm 29 : 11

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

John 14 : 27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Psalm 119 : 165

Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.

Romans 8 : 6

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Perseverance

James 1 : 12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 

2 Chronicles 15 : 7

But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!

Romans 5 : 3-5

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Hebrews 10 : 36

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

God's Guidance

Romans 8 : 28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 

Psalm 48 : 14

For this is God,

Our God forever and ever;

He will be our guide

Even to death.

Psalm 32 : 8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will guide you with My eye.

Hebrews 13 : 5

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.“

Deliverance

Psalm 107 : 6

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He delivered them out of their distresses.

Psalm 34 : 17

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,

And delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 50 : 15

Call upon Me in the day of trouble;

I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”

Psalm 107 : 19-20

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He saved them out of their distresses.

He sent His word and healed them,

And delivered them from their destructions.

Salvation

Psalm 68 : 20

Our God is the God of salvation;

And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.

Acts 16 : 31

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,

And delivers them out of all their troubles.

Romans 10 : 13

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 

John 3 : 16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Prayer

James 5 : 16

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

John 15 : 7

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Psalm 145 : 18-19

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;

He also will hear their cry and save them.

Jeremiah 29 : 12-13

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 

Word of God

2 Timothy 3 : 16-17

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Romans 15 : 4

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Psalm 119 : 105

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.

Joshua 1 : 8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Worry

Matthew 6 : 34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Psalm 55 : 22

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Matthew 11 : 28-30

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.