If you’re like me, winter months are hard. With short days and grey skies and the bustle of the holidays over, it is easy to slip into a dark place. Like me, you may battle with depression, or your battle may be something else. Whatever you face, I want to remind you to hold on to hope, you are not alone.

I will be the first to say that it is not easy to meditate on God’s promises when you are in that dark place. I’ve been there, and I can still go there, but we are not supposed to stay in the darkness. Because of Jesus, we have hope. Hope that these trials can be used for His glory and our good. Hope because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The battle is hard, but He has won.

All of us at Holly Lane truly desire to help you hold on to that hope. The collections below are pieces that are made to remind you of Truth. Choose a verse to memorize, one that speaks to wherever you’re at. When you are discouraged, remember the verse your piece is based on, cling to the promises of scripture and know that you are His.
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God not only sees where you are right now but where you will go and who you will become.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

He is always with you in every circumstance.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present  help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

He is the Anchor of your soul. Your hope is in Jesus.We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf... Hebrews 6:18-20

Follow the Lord and trust in Him, He will always point you in the right direction.Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

 He is with you in the storm.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

He cares for the birds, and he cares for you.Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:26-27

Never forget, God is still writing your story.Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:2

Wear this tiny skipping stone as your reminder to pray, casting your anxieties to God. cast your anxieties Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

God is with you wherever you go.This is my command—be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

It’s in the desert that we find ourselves desperately thirsting for God. O God, you are my God;  I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water...Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! Psalm 63:1-3

Trust in Him, He loves you and wants to make your burdens light. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Take courage and trust that His timing is perfect.For Dark Days

The One who created the heavens, earth and everything in it will never leave you or forsake you.When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4

You don't have to be perfect, His grace is enough. He is working in and through you.But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.  2 Corinthians 12:9

He can do anything...more than you even can imagine. Trust that He is working even the most difficult times.Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21

Because of Jesus, you have a hope and a future.“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

For you and a friend to pray for each other.Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings. Galatians 6:2

If you are feeling alone, remember that you are never alone and that you are dearly loved by Him.Just as the Father has  loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. John 15:9

He can move even during the most daunting of circumstances.I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20

The hardships in life are only temporary, your permanent home is in heaven.For this world is not our permanent home;  we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14

Bring your burdens to Him and find true rest.Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

No matter what season of life you’re in, God is always working.For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

We have never been promised a life free from trials, but through God, we can find peace.In my anguish I cried to  the Lord, and he answered by setting me free. Psalm 118:5

A reminder that Jesus is your Shield. Through Him you can find strength to fight every battle.I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:12-13

No tear goes unnoticed by God. He sees you and loves you.You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights. Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book. Psalm 56:8

You are safe with your Father. Find refuge in Him.He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4