Consistency has always been a struggle of mine, and it often pokes its head into my spiritual life. This season, I am working on making sure that I spend quality time in the word daily (like literally every single day.) As I work on consistency, one of my intentions has been to really obey Proverbs 3:1 and keep the commands of the Lord in my heart. In doing this, I have found many comforting verses that I aim to understand and remember as I go throughout my daily life. I would love to share with you a few verses that I have been holding close to my heart.
- “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Isaiah 41:10 has meant so much to me on my journey of learning to trust God completely. Although I know that the Lords plans for me are for good, I often allow stress to take precedence over what I know are the promises of God. This is something I have been trying to change, and whenever I begin to stress I find this verse and repeat it to myself. God has not left me here to fend for myself. God is with me at all times and I should depend on him to uphold and strengthen me in times of trial.
- “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.”
Colossians 1: 9-12 NLT
I looovveee this! This is literally my life goals in six sentences (and as followers of Christ it should be all of our goals.) Initially when I read this, I was like “danngg I wish someone would pray this over my life.” Now I try to read this verse daily and pray that myself and my loved ones will continually seek to follow this example of spiritual maturity. Shout out to Paul for his selfless prayers and his concern with the salvation of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
- “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
Psalms 34:4 KJV
In this chapter David is giving thanks to the Lord and basking in the wonders of his mercy. David sought the lord, he prayed to God continuously and had faith that the Lord would provide. And of course, the Lord delivered him from all that he feared (because he is amazing!) This verse reminds me that I should be seeking the Lord daily. I should place all my trust in the Lord because he is so good and he will never fail me.
- “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. I can do everything, through Christ who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4-13 NLT
One of my aspirations is to live a simple life in which I am content with the things that I have. To me this doesn’t mean that I can’t purchase items that I like, or that I have to live in a manner that genuinely displeases me. I do not want to be drawn to impetuous consumerism + the materialistic culture that is present in our society today. I want to be a good steward of all God blesses me with and use it to Glorify his name. Trying to live a simple life in a world that is constantly telling me I need more (with their brilliantly subtle advertisements lol) can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. Reading Philippians 4:11-13 is a reminder that what truly matters most is my foundation in Christ. This verse helps to keep me grounded in the truth that with Christ I have enough. I want to get to that place of contentment that Paul did; knowing that if all was taken away from he will be well, once he has God.
- “Keep this book of the Law always on your lips; 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.”
Joshua 1:8 NIV
Through this verse, I am reminded of the importance of meditating on the words of God at all times. This way I am able to apply biblical knowledge to my daily life, and become pleasing in the sight of the Lord. That is true success.
I hope that these bible verses will provide you with the peace that it does for me. Comment below your favorite verse of the “5.” Or comment a bible verse that brings you comfort. I hope that we can all dig deeper into the word together this year and really hold on to the promises of God. ✨