Life is hard and every day there are challenges that we must face and meet. From our personal lives to our work lives to the lives of our children and parents and friends and even those we do not know but feel an affinity for, we worry about how everyone will make it through and be ok. This is why the Bible is such an important book for us all today. It is filled with inspiring words and passages that remind us that when we feel our most alone, we are never truly alone because God is always with us. We must remind ourselves to turn to his book when we are troubled because it contains all of the answers we need to feel ok again and remember the words of the Prophet TB Joshua, “If you love God above all, your belief in Him would see beyond every other thing.” Here are words from the Bible we can turn to when we come upon life’s challenges.
When You are Fighting Temptation
The flesh is weak and prone to callings of temptation. Rest assured God understands this and offers words of encouragement and seething.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out, so that you can stand up under it.
When You Need Reassurance
Even the most certain of us has times when our faith is weak. Here are reassuring words to reenergize your faith.
“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.”
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Corinthians 12:9
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 weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
The Power of Confession
Confessing unburdens the mind and soul and is a gift from God.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.