God's word is like a lamp guiding our feet all throughout our lives. Now it's solely up to us to allow God's word to guide our steps. Just as how taking a torch on a night trail is not going to be of any use unless you switch on the torch, so also owning a Bible is not enough. You need to delve into the verses of the Holy Bible and tap the spiritual food and guidance for life available in it.
We all have our times in the valley, when living each day becomes either scary, dull or wearisome. During such times we need to meditate on God's word. Read and hold the different inspirational Bible quotes close to your heart. They will not only prevent you from sinking into depression, but will also fill your heart with an unexplainable peace.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
Isaiah 43: 1-3
"But now, this is what the LORD says - he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights."
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear: but of power and of love and of sobriety."
"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
"I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hair of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?"
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. ."
These inspirational quotes from the Bible are just like a drop from the ocean. The Bible is full of such encouraging verses, which are placed by God to let us know how much He loves us and how He will never let us drown! It's up to us to have faith in Jesus Christ and take God for His Word. If you have never devoted any time reading the Bible, but are willing to now, then my suggestion would be to read the book of Psalms. It's a book easy to comprehend and is a perfect reflection of what kind of communion God seeks with man. God bless you!