If you were to ask a variety of Christians what their most inspirational Bible verses were, you would surely get an array of answers. Different verses are applied to our lives differently, even as we re-read material. Scripture is mysterious in this way, yet the truths of the word can clearly guide us through times that are tough and times that are joyous.
I have several different scriptures that I have hung up around my office area, that inspire me on a daily basis. I find new scriptures to highlight at every Bible reading that I can turn back to for a variety of reasons.
One of the most inspirational verses to me on a daily basis is from 1 Peter 5:7.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
We aren’t to worry about today or tomorrow, as scripture reads and we are certainly not to fret over circumstances. God cares so much for us that he wants us to have no anxiety and to relay it all to him. This is inspiring in a society that is very socially media driven and often focused on materialistic and financial realm.
Which leads me to that scripture in the book of Matthew : 6:33-34. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble on its own.”
Philippians 4:13 says “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” This promise shows that when we turn to God, in prayer, and are following his path, he will continue to guide us and give us the strength that we need to do his will. I love that I can be full of strength, no matter what.
Isaiah 40:29-31 says, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 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.”
This goes along with Philippians 4:13, in that God promises to not allow weariness, that through all of our struggles, he will remain near and guide us.
1 John 3:9 says, “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.”
This scripture reminds me that God will keep his promises and that he wants the best for my life.
We all stumble and fall. We all have moments where we might become upset, critical, or just having a bad day. Scripture can help turn us around and allow us to be led in the way everlasting, as in the lines in Psalms 139 that David speaks.