The Holy Bible is the best-selling book of all times. With 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, the Bible is truly a unique book of historical events and records. The Bible is the 'Word of God' and provides everything we need to live our lives.
All the guidance, the comfort, the wisdom we need is all there in this amazing book. All we need to do is delve into it and tap the benefits. There are great Bible verses for youth and old alike. Young people should devote their time reading the Bible, because these are the molding years. Give God the glory in your youth and He will glorify you!
Bible Verses for Hard Times
Life is like a roller coaster ride, you never know when or where the next turn lies. During harrowing times in life, one's spirit gets completely crushed. In the midst of all that pain, we need to cling to the promises of God. He will not let us go through more than we can bear. Here are some promises and encouraging verses to help you through such times.
Psalms 34: 17-19
"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken."
"In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old."
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."
"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."
2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
When you are hurting turn to the book of psalms. The words of this amazing book will act like balm to the soul. The psalmist has gone through similar times and has openly voiced out his sorrow and heart's condition before God.
His honesty sometimes leaves us stupefied, however, you will find how the psalmist like us was a person going through tough times and how he leans on God for strength and support.
Bible Verses about Faith
Jesus emphasized on having faith in the gospels. Moreover, in the book of James, it is written that a man who doubts is like a wave tossed in the sea, unstable and unsteady. Let us read some great Bible verses that talk about faith.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God".
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart."
1 Corinthians 16:13
"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong."
Matthew 17: 20
"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
1 Timothy 6:12
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
Bible Verses to Live By
Here are some Bible verses that we should base our lives upon. Keeping them as our foundation will help us from straying away from God and always remain under the canopy of His will all throughout our lives.
Romans 8: 1-2
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."
John 3: 16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Romans 12: 2
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Matthew 28: 19
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Romans 12: 3
"For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith."
1 Corinthians 15:10
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them - yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me."
No matter how much success you achieve in life, in terms of ministry or material blessings, always give all glory to God. For truly we are nothing without God. While we were yet sinners he came and died for us and it is solely because of His blood that we can enter the 'Holy of Holies'.
Not by our merit, but by what Jesus did for us on the cross, we are saved! Hold these Bible verses close to you and keep them in your heart. Meditate on God's Word day and night and walk in His ways always!