Here are just a few of the Bible verses that guide me through good times and bad times. I wanted to share them in the hopes that they will encourage someone else as well.
Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for what He has done. Philippians 4:6
I wear a bracelet on my arm with this scripture. I, like many others, often worry about my family, friends, work, finances, health, etc. For a long time I allowed my worries to consume me and cause unnecessary health problems that rendered me less productive to anyone who needed me. I am still guilty of this at times. This scripture reminds me not to let things worry me and to pray and thank God for all of my blessings.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
This scripture reminds me not to hold on to my anger when I feel I have been wronged by someone. Forgiveness is necessary so we can have peace within. If another person chooses to do wrong, it does not mean we have to remain attached to that person or to the emotion of the situation. God has forgiven us many times over so we must pay it forward.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
This scripture is personal to me because I pray to be successful in the things I commit myself to such as being a wife, a mother, a writer, a Sunday school teacher, and a manager for a large organization. There are times when I want to do things a certain way and I am guided to either wait or do something differently than I planned. When in doubt, I pray for direction so that I am moving along the correct path.
Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
This is a scripture that I often share with others. There are times when we begin to compare ourselves to others and their success in life. This comparison can get us off track when our focus needs to remain on doing good things and being patient for the things we are working toward. I remind myself, often, that the only thing that can prevent me from accomplishing my goals is giving up.
…It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
This scripture is very dear to my heart because it is truly a joy to give. Life has taught me that the more you focus on what you can do to be a blessing to others, the more you receive blessings in the process. There is a unique freedom in giving to others which includes giving your time, talent/knowledge, and/or financially.
I pray that these scriptures are encouraging to you. Please comment below regarding how any of these scriptures or how other scriptures make a difference in your life each day.