We hear it all the time- “God has a plan for you.” “God cares about you.” “God wants you to be happy.” But do you ever have a hard time believing that? When hard times come, we can immediately forget how much God wants us to be happy. These Scriptures remind us of how God will make us happy if we try to be close to him.
Psalms 37:4 NLT
Take delight in the lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Matthew 6:25-26, 31-33 NLT
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Deuteronomy 11:13-15 NLT
“If you carefully obey the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the lord your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then he will send the rains in their proper seasons—the early and late rains—so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil. He will give you lush pastureland for your livestock, and you yourselves will have all you want to eat.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:1-2 NLT
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
James 1:12-13 NLT
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.
Matthew 10:39 NLT
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.
The godly can look forward to a reward,
while the wicked can expect only judgment.
Give freely and become more wealthy;
be stingy and lose everything.
The generous will prosper;
those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
People curse those who hoard their grain,
but they bless the one who sells in time of need.
If you search for good, you will find favor;
but if you search for evil, it will find you!