I would be so bold to say that there is nothing you are feeling or going through that GOD has not already mentioned in the bible. How do I know? Because there is a bible verse that addresses each one of our situations, both good and bad.
To prove it, I have listed here 100 bible verses to keep you in 100 ways.
I dare you.
Read them, meditate on them, receive them, and most of all, believe them and see for yourself!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jeremiah 29:11 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.
Romans 8:28 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.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ (Jesus), who strengthens me.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Romans 12:2 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.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
John 10:10 The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Ephesians 4:26 In your anger do not sin”[d]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Acts 18:9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
Acts 18:11 So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Matthew 28:20 Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 4:31-32 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.
Joshua 1:9 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.”
Isaiah 40:31 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.
Ephesians 2:9 Not by good deeds or works shall a man be saved, so that no one can boast.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Galatians 5:23 Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Hebrew 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety and cares on him because he cares for you.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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.
Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Hebrew 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
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.
Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Matthew 11:29 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.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
John 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
James 5:16 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.
Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Psalms 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Hebrew 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
Romans 8:39 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.
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Psalms 133:3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Hebrews 4:16 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.
Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Psalms 133:2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.
John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Failing does not mean defeat! It means we had the courage to try!
Whenever we make a mistake or don't do as well at a task, we have to remember that it is a natural part of learning.
Just like when we first learned to walk as toddlers. We fell down plenty of times until finally, one day, we took one step and then another and then another. Before we knew it, we were walking and the times of falling down were a distant memory.
When we feel like we've failed at something, we have to remember it is not the end of the world! We may feel sad for a moment but the key is not to stay there!
Take Peter, in the bible, for example. Peter definitely failed when he denied knowing Yehshua (Jesus) three times in a row. He was afraid of showing his true feelings about Christ and wanted to appear like everyone else that was against Jesus. That was a huge failure and he denied him repeatedly. However, when Peter repented of his actions and showed that he was sorry, Jesus, knowing that Peter was sincere, forgave him.
We are all human and that means we will all, at some point or another, fail or mess up at something. When we do, the key is to remember that we cannot stay there, wallowing in defeat or depression. We have to get back up, try again, and move forward.
God gives us the grace to overcome any negative feelings and thoughts when we experience these types of trials. Remember his unending love for us and that with him, all things possible, including overcoming our shortcomings and failures.
After all, he is the GOD who can do anything BUT FAIL!
When things go wrong in our lives, we have to believe God for victory in every situation and make every effort not to worry.
What is worry?
It is when we allow a problem to consume us. We may even say speak bad things over us and our life like: “This is going to be bad!” or “Nothing ever works out for me!”
When we have thoughts like these, it makes God sad. He does not want us to worry about our problems. And more importantly, he does not want us to believe we will not overcome these problems because we can!
In God’s word, he said he would make our burdens light if we just bring them to him in prayer and let him work them out.
Some people say that you do what you can do and let God do the rest. That is true but only to a certain point.
If our doing all we can do removes God from the situation, it is not good. Why should God step in and take care of things if we can handle it ourselves? But we also have to reach out to him to receive his guidance and help.
For example, if you have a test at school, you have to study. You cannot expect to receive an “A” when you did not learn what is going to be on the test. But if you have studied and paid attention in class and you are just nervous, if you pray to God about the situation, he can step in and give you peace. You will be able to think clearly.
There is a fine line we walk in doing what we can do and letting God do the rest. In the end, we always have to remember that God is God and that nothing is impossible with him!
So, in prayer, we have to ask him every day to guide us and to help us to do what is right and what we should do. Once we do those things, if bad things still happen, as they will, that is when God will step in to take care of everything else.
Trust God today to take care of you when you need help. When we do that, simply being will be less stressful. The God of all has our backs. That is reason NOT to worry.
One thing we cannot live without is love. All of us need it, no matter how strong we may try to act. We were just made for it.
Many of us have different views of love. Depending on how we are growing up, we may see love as action or words or both. Our parents show us love when they take care of us and provide for us. Our friends show us love through support and friendship. No matter what love means to us, we can all agree that we feel it and receive it when someone sees us, understands us, supports us and no matter what, they accept us for who we are and have our backs.
True love is unconditional. What does that mean or look like? Take for example gaming systems. We may love video games and no matter what flaws our PS4 or X-BOX may have, we aren’t going to give it away or just get rid of it. We are going to keep playing games on it and hope that it gets better or we get better at playing on it.
That is the way God loves us. It is unconditional and no matter what we do, he continues to love us. Even if we have done bad, he is quick to forgive and continues to love us and hope we learn from what we did wrong and do better in the future.
Parents should display God’s love to their children. Most parents do:
All of those things display a form of our parents love for us. It displays the love of God for us.
If you have not experienced the love of God through your parents or loved ones because they were not nice to you or really cared about you the way they should have, know that God is still there to love you directly. You are not ever without his love that is available to give us peace and happiness and protection and understanding and acceptance for who we are.
Because God loves us, we have a responsibility to try to do right, to help others, to be the best we can be. That means to excel in school and at home and in every situation.
God’s love is available for you today! Just believe he loves you and then freely accept his gift of love!
Quote of the Day: “You don't know what thirst is until you drink for the first time.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
No matter what you do for fun – play video games, play sports, exercise, dance, hydration is important. Water is necessary for you to perform, feel great, and to live.
Water is the one thing that the body cannot live without for long periods of time.
It is the same way with God. He has created us with an internal well – our soul. And just like our bodies, it needs to be filled with water in order to survive. Only this water, as Jesus pinned it, is living water that refreshes not only our physical bodies, but our soul as well. This water is made from God's unconditional love for us. And no matter what, that love does not change!
Sometimes, when we have done things that are bad, made negative choices, or we have experienced bad things, we become sad and feel as if there is no hope for us.
But we cannot forget that no matter what, God is still willing to give us this living water.
With it, we can feel new. We can become stronger.
We can find the will to live another day - to keep going because we are loved and we are important!
This type of water takes away pain, hurt, depression, and sadness.
This type of water brings hope.
It gives us strength - Strength needed to forgive ourselves, to forgive others.
We can live better. We can be better.
Remember today that this water is freely given.
Just ask God for it and watch how it makes everything new.
It is always great to get something new… a new bike, a new car, a new house, new clothes, new toys, new video games, you name it! That is one of the things that makes celebrating holidays and birthdays so wonderful, the thrill of getting gifts that are new or at least, new to you.
God feels like that too. He knows that new things have value and he also likes to give his children gifts.
What does it mean to have a new mind? A new mind, a renewed mind, is a mind that sees things clearer than before. When you accept Christ and decide to allow him in your life, you begin to see things differently. You think differently.
God’s will is for us to enjoy life and to be happy. Maybe we did not do so well before on something – school, sports, tests, friendship, family. Maybe we did some things that we are not so proud of. God is loving and merciful and he does not ever give us what we deserve (called grace). He gives us chance after chance after chance to get it right and to do things new and the right way.
He wants us to be the best we can be for ourselves, for our family, for our community, and for him. When we do things great and the right way, we live up to God’s purpose for our lives. His will is for you to succeed.
Ask God, EVERYDAY, when you get up, to renew your mind.
Ask him to renew the way you do things.
Ask him to renew the way you see things and people around you.
Ask him to renew the way you think about things and people around you.
Ask him to give you a new friend, the Holy Spirit, who will be there with you to help you do things better, be better.
And watch God give you just that…
Daily Verse: John 8:36 – If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Daily Quote: “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
What does it mean to be free? Before you go any further, ask yourself that. What does it mean to you to be free? It could mean to be free to make your own decisions or choices. It could mean to be free to be true to yourself. It could mean to be free to forge your own path in a specific career or area in school. It could mean being free from worry or pain or injustice. It could mean being set free from a place or situation. Freedom can also be a place in your mind, not just where you go physically.
No matter what freedom means to you, we agree that it is important and that everyone needs it. What if I told you that you could have freedom in every sense of the word by accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior? What if I could promise you that you could be happy, truly happy just by opening your mouth and saying that you believe in the Lord Jesus, that he was God’s son who came to earth and died for our sins, and who rose again to be with his Father in heaven - (That can be found in the bible in Romans 10:9 by the way.)? What if that is ALL that you have to do to be free today? Well, you CAN be free by doing just that!
God loves you and when he created you, he did so with love in mind. Every detail, every line, every curve, every hair, every part of you GOD lovingly created for friendship and love. God is your friend and he loves you and desires to have a relationship with you. When you accept that from him, you can trust that:
So, now that you know what to do to be free, what will you do?
What will you strive for or dream?
What will you believe?
GET YOUR FREEDOM TODAY!
Quote: "When something bad happens or you make bad decisions, YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, OR - You Can Let It Strengthen You! *Anonymous
There is no denying that bad things happen or sometimes, we all make mistakes. It is unavoidable because we are all human. No matter how good we try to live our lives and even if we accept Christ, trouble will come. As a believer in Christ, sometimes, we experience MORE trials than the average person. The enemy doesn't bother to go after someone he already has. He spends his energy and efforts to change and literally destroy the hearts and minds of those who believe in Christ and can make a positive difference and change in the world!
Whether it is abuse or bullying or drugs or alcohol or lying and cheating, stealing, even murder or death - there is one assurance that we have through it all - that assurance is that GOD is there with us and that he will not forsake us! As long as he is there, we have a way of escape - a way that can heal hurts, soothe pains, bring joy instead of sadness, relief instead of regrets, and more!
No matter what you are going through and may be feeling in your life, KNOW that GOD is with you and there is nothing his son JESUS didn't experience as well. Even those before you such as Job and John and David (we will feature their stories here soon...), have gone through trials that took everything, EVERYTHING they had! They were homeless, rejected, abused by family and friends, mistreated by others, betrayed, and even accused falsely of things they did not do. In those times, it seemed like GOD was not with them - but he was and in the end, each one of the people mentioned passed the tests of their lives because they never gave up, never cursed GOD, never refused to believe that things would get better because of God's faithfulness and love! They each received blessings because of this, at the end of their trials, that gave them as much as double the things they started out with - wealth and riches, land, homes, health, family, friends, and long-life. MOST OF ALL, THEY WERE BETTER PEOPLE, HELPED CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS FOR THE BETTER, AND EXPERIENCED GOD'S LOVE AND BLESSINGS IN UNTHINKABLE WAYS!
Believe that GOD has you through each and every storm or trial that comes. If you have made bad decisions that seem like they are too much to bear, believe that GOD can forgive and heal you from even those things! Make a decision to accept his love, to forgive yourself, and take steps to make your life better. That is the power he has placed in you! No matter what has taken place before, it is not how you start out in every situation of life, but how you choose to finish!
You are PRECIOUS to GOD and he loves you through it all and will not leave you EVER once you have accepted his friendship and love!
Today, choose to believe that GOD is with you through it all and that it is never too late to make things better!
ACCEPTANCE: It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.
Ephesians 1:11 King James Version (KJV)11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
There are things about ourselves and others that we struggle to accept. God chose you because He loves you for who you are. Just as He made allowances for your faults, He expects you to make allowances for the faults of others.
We all have flaws, but even though we know this, it is hard to get past the flaws we see in ourselves. Society and social media doesn’t help with this either.
For someone to truly live up to the “ideals” we see in the media, he/she would have to be obscenely rich, have access to the best plastic surgeons in the world, and be willing to sell his/her very soul to achieve “perfection.”
Here’s the saddest truth of all: there are plenty of people in the world right now with the money to do just that, and guess what, they are some of the most unhappy people alive.
The truth is that God doesn’t make mistakes. He created you and loves you for who you are right now. Next time you have a chance, look in a mirror and study the person looking back at you.
Remember that "YOU" are so amazing in God’s eyes that He was willing to sacrifice His only Son to brutal torture and death for your salvation.
In God's eyes, you are the WHO and WHAT and WHY of his plan for us! God sees you as amazing and always accepted!!!
Let’s look at a few more things the Bible says about how God sees you:
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalms 139:14 (NIV)
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NLT)