God’s word has helped and inspired me over my whole life. As I slowly grow in my walk with God, He has led me to numerous Bible verses that can give comfort to anyone who is worried, impart courage to the weak-willed, and draw everyone closer to Jesus Christ. This is a small sampling of the verses and passages I have found especially heartening.
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
This passage perfectly encapsulates how Jesus has given the Christian a new law to live by, a law of life and freedom, paid for on the Calvary cross. We no longer need to feel condemned for our sins. God has done away with them, thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have a hard time dealing with feelings of guilt, but this verse always helps by reminding me that God has healed me of their destruction.
John 9:3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”
The question of why God allows suffering has challenged theologian and layman alike for centuries. I cannot hope to give you an answer for it here, and I don’t believe any of us will get the full answer until we’re in heaven. But here, as He is about to heal a man blinded since birth, Jesus hints that tragedy happens for a good purpose. I may not understand why there is evil, but I can rest assured that everything is working toward a good purpose, and that God is still in control.
Psalms 25:8-9 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in His ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.
Not only does God have mercy on sinners who repent and choose to live for Him, but He does not abandon us to figure it out ourselves. He patiently teaches me how to live, and how to love Him and others. God is always there, teaching you, so you just have to listen.
Matthew 18:4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mankind expects greatness to come from strength, from finances, or from status in society. But Jesus resoundingly says it is not those who stand highest, but those who bend the knee and serve Him, who will be most celebrated in heaven. When all is said and done, God will count the meek as greatest.
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.
Many Christians think God’s will for their lives is complicated, and that discovering it requires much difficulty. It is true that God may have something specific for you to accomplish, but doing God’s will is not hard to understand. Earlier in Micah 6, God says He isn’t pleased with the Jews just because they were offering sacrifices to Him. He’d rather have obedience than sacrifice. And obeying God, in its essence, is simple.
Remember, you are loved and valued by God. Read His word, and be reminded of His love.
All Bible verses were taken from the NIV.