April's Verse of Encouragement 2016 + Free Printable

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As I mentioned in one of last month's blog posts, I have written a verse of encouragement in my planner for each month this year. If you missed last month's verse, you can check it out here!

This month's verse is 1 Peter 5:6-7.

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

When I wrote this verse in my planner in January, I had no idea just how much I would need it in April. This month has been full of anxiety. I was supposed to have a heart procedure, we planned on closing on a house, we have to move, and I'm writing my first novel! These are all good things, but that doesn't stop the anxiety from coming.

I've been a worrier for as long as I can remember and I honestly don't think that will ever change. Through all of these processes I try my best to turn to God. I know that I can cast all of my anxieties on him, but that's easier said then done. I'm sure that we all wish we could just rid them away with a thought or a prayer.

My Lord and Savior never ceases to amaze me. He tests me, as he does everyone, but he always follows through. I was worried about getting up to my second floor apartment after the right heart catheterization procedure and after making the appointment, and a lot of prayers, it got denied by my insurance company. I didn't pray for it to happen the way that it did, but now I can get the procedure done and go straight to our one story home afterwards.

That's another thing that I prayed a lot about. My health issues are gradually getting worse and I have been struggling tremendously with our apartment complex's stairs. We knew our lease would be up at the end of April, but we had no where else to go. All the other locations were above the first floor or ridiculously above our budget. We made the decision to buy a house but we needed to have 60 day's notice in order to move out of our apartment. We needed to find a house on or before February 18th, but we didn't. Then God provided a house for us on the morning of the 19th. One day after we needed it. I was being tested and looking back, I wish I hadn't been so worried.

I'm not sure if my worries will ever ease up, but it gives me hope knowing that God is there for me. He will always provide, love, and forgive. For that, I am eternally grateful.

For those of you that need this reminder, or are simply looking for new art to hang on your walls, I have created a beautiful printout of this verse that I'd love to share with you! I even used spring colors :) I hope that this verse brings comfort to you and really resonates in your heart!

* Please keep in mind that there will be a white border when printing, unless you have a borderless printer. This printable is available for personal use only!*

What verse is sticking with you this month? Tell me in the comments!

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  1. Thank you! I'm glad this month's verse of encouragement was a timely reminder for you! I love all of those verses! My all time favorite verse is actually Matthew 6:34 :) It's the verse that started this month series. You can get that free printable here --> http://perfectlyambitious.blogspot.com/2016/01/januarys-verse-of-encouragement.html