God’s got an answer for everything
The Bible is a road map on how to live your life. It is the story of a King. It is also a love story. It is the word of God, written by God through others. It was written for us, to show us there will be better days ahead, to assure us we won’t end up somewhere we do not belong, to remind us to never give up and to never be afraid. Whatever you are feeling or whatever you are going through, turn to the Bible. I promise you, God’s got an answer for everything.
1. When you’re stressed.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Relax. He has a plan for you.
2. When you’re angry.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32
People are going to make you angry, but instead of being enraged by them, handle these situations with grace and forgiveness.
3. When you’re worried about earthly treasures.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
Our greatest fear should not be failure. It should be succeeding at things that don’t really matter.You could have all the money and toys in the world and it still not compare to whats waiting for you in heaven.
4. When you’re feeling weak.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
We may be weak, but his spirit is strong in us. Our flesh may fail, but our God never will.
5. When you need to be reminded of His love.
“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord’s great love… His compassion’s never fail. God loves us more than the oceans, so vast, and the stars, so endless.
6. When you’re scared.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
If God is for us, who could possibly be against us?
7. When you’re feeling like giving up.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
8. When you need to be reminded of your beauty.
“It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you- the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear and it is worth very much to God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
We can cake on all the makeup we want and buy ourselves expensive clothes, but that beauty will never be worth anything to God. True beauty comes from within.
9. When you’re feeling anxious.
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping’, your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:18-19
College is hard. Life is hard. But when I feel anxious, I turn to this verse and find comfort in the Lord.
10. When you’re discouraged.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
When I hear this scripture, I can’t help but think everything is going to be okay. He is always with us.
11. When you’re too close to judging someone else.
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.” Romans 2:1
Who are we to judge others for simply sinning differently than we do? Step back and let God do his job. After all, he is the only judge.
12. When you’re suffering.
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:3-5
It may sound crazy, but we can find hope in the midst of our suffering.
13. When you’re feeling conformed to the expectations of the word.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
We can’t just give in to the world out of pressure to fit in. We must remain faithful to ourselves and to God.
14. When you’re happy.
“Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Don’t stop praying just because you’re happy. Praise God, give thanks in every circumstance.
15. When you’re in love.
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7
Love is my favorite thing about being a Christian. The Bible talks about love like its an all-consuming, all-powerful thing and that couldn’t be more true.