Barack Obama has undeniably one of the toughest jobs in the world.
This kind of job comes with challenges and worries,
that can inspire fear in even the bravest of hearts.
Obama, who is only a man, has revealed how he coped and survived his two-time tenure.
Speaking with Washington National Cathedral magazine in 2012, he attributed his success to his faith in God.
“First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: That I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control—and my main responsibility is to love God with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. Now, I don’t always live up to that standard, but it is
a standard I am always pursuing.
My faith is also a great source of comfort to me. I’ve said before that my faith has grown as president. This office tends to make a person pray more; and as President Lincoln once said, ‘I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go’, he added.
He also revealed his go-to Bible verses, in times of trouble, and whenever, he simply needs encouragement.
“I do have a few favorites. Isaiah 40:31 has been a great source of encouragement in my life, and I quote from it often. Psalm 46 is also important to me”, he stated.
Psalm 46 starts with, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
It ends with, verse 11, which says, “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Isaiah 40:31 says, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
What Bible verses do you turn into in troubled times?