The Bible is filled with guidelines for living. It also gives a great historical picture of mankind in general and the people of God specifically. For many people, the best parts of the Bible are those that offer inspiration and comfort at special times in their lives. While the Bible is filled with such verses, there are some that are more universal than others in bringing the necessary inspiration to a wide audience. All of the verses listed here are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20
Life frequently throws problems at people that seem too large. A sense of powerless can be overwhelming. This verse is a strong reminder of God’s great power. This verse has helped me in those times when I have needed a lot of help or tried to do something too large. God has always proved to me that He has far more power than I usually give Him credit for having. The only limits to what God is willing to do for you is your ability to conceive of it. He is able to do more than you can ask or imagine.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Everyone likes to have someone on his or her side. This is especially true if it someone that is larger and stronger than the enemy. When I was young, it was an older sibling or a parent who came to the rescue. As we grow into adulthood, our problems can become larger and those who are ahead of us in life are no longer able to step up and solve all of our problems. We need someone who is always going to be bigger and stronger than we are. God is the answer. With Him on your side, there is nothing that you will face that is too great for Him to handle.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1
Not only is this a great verse, it opens one of the truly great Psalms. This Psalm has brought me great comfort at times when friends and family seem to more against me than for me. It has also been a source of hope when my enemies have outnumbered my friends. This verse and the rest of Psalm 91 reminds us that God will stand for us when no one else seems to. He is always there looking out for us and ultimately defeating our enemies for us.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5
These two verses highlight God’s concern for more than just our safety. He worries over our mental, physical, and spiritual needs. The testimonies of those who have trusted God for a healing touch are legion. People have received from God, through prayer, healings for everything from headaches, to major illnesses, to broken bones. This passage reminds us that Christ died for our sins, our mental anguish, and for the needs of our physical bodies.
John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Heaven is always a source of hope and reassurance for Christians. Most people, even Christians, become disillusioned with their life and the world around them at some point. Knowing that this world is not going to be our home forever can help us cope with disappointment and loss. The hope of a better place where there is no danger, death, or evil makes the world that we live in a more tolerable place. We can endure anything for a time if we know that it will get better. Heaven is our hope of a better place that will endure.