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A Pick-Me-Up Better Than Chocolate

Ever had a day when you woke up so weary you just wanted to crawl back in bed? Perhaps you’d rather crawl under a bed? Not your own of course, ’cause that’s where everyone would look.

Maybe you’re like me and would rather hide in the pantry and sneak chocolate. Dark, thank you. Milk chocolate is just not worth eating!

Friends, there are days when I'm weary, anxious or discouraged. These are the times I need a pick-me-up better than chocolate. Come see what I've found.

 

Chocolate is great. My husband and kids all know that if they want to get me something special, chocolate will work. And they know it should be dark. Now you know too!

Yes, I occasionally often break off a piece when I’m feeling sapped, lost, disheartened or just fed up with all the noise. I savor the richness as it melts over my tongue, and the moment seems a little lighter. Not as dark (no pun intended) or intimidating.

But you know, it doesn’t last. The little boost is nice, but it doesn’t give me any answers or direction. It doesn’t reassure my heart or strengthen my soul.

So I’m thankful that there really is a pick-me-up better than chocolate!

Whether you are weary, anxious or discouraged. Whether you’ve lost your focus or are facing temptation, God’s Word, the Bible, has hope for you. Not sure where to look? Here are some of my favorite passages.

 

Are you weary, anxious or discouraged? Don't head for the stash in the cupboard. You need a pick-me-up better than chocolate. Find hope and strength in these Bible passages.

 

Better Than Chocolate Bible Verses

Let the words melt over your heart. The richness of truth will strengthen your soul.

Weary – in body or soul

  • Isaiah 40:28-31
  • Psalm 40:1-5
  • Job 19:23-27
  • Psalm 73:26-28
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  • Psalm 127:1-2

 

Anxious – fretting about things you can’t control

  • Philippians 4:4-7
  • Psalm 46
  • Hebrews 13:8-9
  • Psalm 121
  • 1 Peter 5:6-11
  • Job 42:1-6

 

Lost Your Focus – something seems bigger than God

  • Psalm 62:1-8
  • Isaiah 40:12-31
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • James 1:2-5
  • 1 Peter 1:22-25

 

Discouraged – disheartened by yourself, others or the world around you

  • Philippians 1:3-6
  • Zephaniah 3:16-17
  • Nehemiah 8:9-12
  • Galatians 6:6-10
  • Psalm 27:13-14
  • 1 Corinthians 15:53-58
  • Psalm 73:1-20

 

Facing Temptation – other than chocolate!

  • 1 Corinthains 10:12-13
  • Hebrews 2:17-18
  • Romans 8:26-30
  • James 1:12-18
  • James 4:1-10

 

Scripture is full of hope, strength, reassurance and wisdom. Enjoy your chocolate (I still will!) but don’t stop there. Find what you really need in the Word of God.

Are you weary, anxious or discouraged? Don't head for the stash in the cupboard. You need a pick-me-up better than chocolate. Find hope and strength in these Bible passages.
 

What’s your favorite “better than chocolate” Scripture passage?

 

Shared at: Waiting On Wednesday, Women With Intention, Coffee & Conversation, Thoughtful Thursdays, Saturday Soiree, Nourishing Joy, Modest Monday, Tuesday Talk and Grace & Truth.

Comments

  1. Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says:

    I just have to say…. NO. MILK chocolate all the way. You can keep your dark chocolate! (oh, and great verses 🙂 )

  2. Psalms 34 always brings me comfort! I’m also a fan of semisweet chocolate baking chips. I add it to my almonds and my yogurt!

  3. What a good word, Abi!

    I love the pictured of the chocolate and the idea of thinking of God’s Word as being sweeter and more satisfying than the best desserts in the world!

    I read this passage today, and it refreshed my soul, “I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you.
    Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” Psalm 143:6-8.

    I came over on Grace & Truth. I also followed you on Pinterest and FB and pinned your photo to this link: https://www.pinterest.com/melredd/blog-link-parties-and-blog-link-ups/

    (~Thanks too for being willing to share your posts with my Facebook friends. I’m the one who sent you the emails.)

    Blessings,
    Melanie

    • Thanks so much for visiting, Melanie, and sharing some of David’s honest words. Without the hope of Christ being for us, we would surely shrivel up and die. So thankful the God is ready and willing to guide when we ask with a listening heart. I appreciate your ministry of getting hope out to those who need it.

  4. Now I want chocolate, but I agree about God’s Word. Just recently I did a real study on Joy and put it together as a printable, and it has so transformed my life and grounded me in what Joy really is

  5. Super imagery! And now I am wanting some chocolate and it’s 10:30 P.M. 🙂 God’s word is sweet, savory and just what we need! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!

    • Thanks for being a faithful host, Jenny. Guess I should have warned you not to read that one so late at night! Enjoy your week with a little chocolate. 🙂

  6. Such a cute way to post this 🙂 When I read the title I thought, “What could top chocolate other than Jesus?” 🙂 I pinned this for the next time I need a pick me up – most likely tomorrow or later tonight lol!

    • Thanks, Heather. Jesus has so much to offer us and it last so much longer than chocolate! Soak up the truth of the Scripture. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Hey Abi! I totally relate. If I want to forget about all that is on my plate and savor a little treat it has to be dark chocolate and I would have to hide also. But my kids have really good senses of smell and they can hear a wrapper being opened a mile away, so I have to be very careful! I love though how when I am going through a really hard time I am immediately drawn to God’s word. The struggle is going there when things are good. Great verses and perspective!

    • Yes, my daughters walk into the kitchen and state, “I smell chocolate!” So true that we need to stay in God’s Word even when things are going well. That’s what helps us store up truth for the tough times. Thanks for visiting, Rebekah.

  8. Cloe Dance says:

    I guess I now have to repent for liking chocolate so much ….Correct ….God’s Word … is so tasty …Taste and see …The Lord is good …. Praise His name >!!

    • “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” – that’s a great verse, Cloe. Enjoy your chocolate knowing that God created it! 🙂

  9. Thank you for the smile! Chocolate’s effects go away, but the comfort God offers doesn’t.

  10. I have tried and tried to convince myself that milk chocolate isn’t worth eating. Unfortunately I haven’t succeeded, but dark chocolate is better and God’s Word is the best and much more lasting. Isaiah 26:3-4 helps remind me to keep my focus on Him and not to worry. Psalms19:14 and 141:3 help when I’m tempted to say (and think) things that are not pleasing to God.

  11. Yikes ! From apple pies to chocolate, I’m sandwiched in-between at #49 of WWI! Now, I’m not sure what I want, a chocolate bar or a fried apple pie!

  12. I am actually eating chocolate as I read your wonderful post. Yes, you are so right. The word of God is food for our hearts. Even better than COFFEE!

    • Definitely better than coffee since I don’t happen to like that! Enjoy your chocolate, and thanks for visiting, Michele.

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