We have all seen the lists that are often titled “what to do when” or “Bible verses for special times”. In what I do these things come up very often. That is why I am taking some time to share some of my favorites with you today.
The following is not an exhaustive list of Bible verses to use in all cases. These are verses that I have found myself clinging to when I am struggling with various things or verses that I share with people when they are going through specific tough times.
As you read through these I pray that God will use some of them in your life and even allow you and me to share them with the people we come in contact with that have something going on in their life that God has encouragement for.
Read on, pray through and seek God …
When you feel like you are carrying heavy burdens
Matthew 11:28 NLT
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
When you are stressed or worried
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.
When you have doubts and need faith
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
When we don’t think we are forgiven
Ephesians 1:7 NLT
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
When we need strength
Isaiah 40:29 NLT
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
When we need wisdom
James 1:5 NLT
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
When we question if God can
Romans 4:21 NLT
He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
That is just a few verses that can give us direction when we need it. God desires to use us to encourage others, but if we are not encouraged, it is hard to speak in to the lives of others.
May God give us courage and strength today to hear from Him for us and to share with others!
Joshua 1:7 NLT
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.