Sunday, August 17, 2008

Encouraging Verses from Proverbs 16

This month, I'm reading a chapter in Proverbs each day as part of my devotions, the chapter in Proverbs corresponding to the day of the month. Yesterday, at 5:15 a.m. I read in Proverbs 16, and it was amazing how many verses spoke exactly about the situation I am. It really encouraged me as I prepared to drive out and leave home, and I hope they'll encourage you as well.

The whole chapter is good, but these verses especially stuck out to me. Emphasis is mine.

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." - Proverbs 16:9

"Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD." - Proverbs 16:20

"The lot is cast into the lap, but every decision is from the LORD." - Proverbs 16:33

God is good, and He is faithful! We got to Belhaven safely and got moved in well. This week is freshman orientation until Thursday, when regular classes will start.

5 comments:

sydney said...

Very good verses, Anna! I love those verses too. I really like the verses surrounding Proverbs 3:5-6...very encouraging as well. I used to read Proverbs the same way you described...you pretty much memorize it after a while that way. Really good! For writing, when I was elementary school age, my mom had me (my brother and sister too) write the verses from the chapter in Proverbs corresponding to the day. Killed two birds with one stone. :-)

Glad you got to school safely and all seems to be going smoothly. Praying that orientation and "life" goes well for you!

Shalom dear! :-)

eliasboudinotismyfriend said...

Great encouragement for this college starting girl! :)

What classes will you be taking this semester?

Be sure to post some pictures when you get a chance... I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see your setting, new friends, etc.

Anonymous said...

Anna, Great verses! Another that always encourages me is Psalms 37:4. I've been thinking about you this weekend. I'm glad you made the trip safely and got moved in. Good luck with classes next week! Andrea Kay

Ella said...

I am doing the same thing, but only with the Psalms. It is a blessing to do it!

Mardi said...

Great verses! I have been reading a chapter in Proverbs that corresponds with the day for almost a month now! I like the book Proverbs!