Recently I found a unique, well-written blog called grad2grad. Grad2grad (linked here) is run by two girls, Megan and Mairead, one postgrad and one undergrad. These girls use their blog to share about their lives and experiences as Christians as well as inspirational quotes and messages. I love this blog and when these girls reached out to me asking if I’d be interested in doing some type of post together I was super excited. Today we’re sharing this little collaboration, “10 Bible Verses For a Bad Day.” I often find myself forgetting that scripture is always there when I need a pick me up. I think it’s so important to recognize that the Bible is here as a tool for us to use to learn about the life we were made to live and to get closer to the Lord. I can’t wait to see what Megan and Mairead write!
Before I get into my selection of ten verses, Megan and Mairead have asked me to briefly introduce myself and talk about what following Jesus looks like in this stage of my life. So, here goes! My name is Faith, I’m a rising junior in high school and I currently live in South Carolina. I was introduced to Christianity at a very young age, I was baptized in the Episcopal church before I could crawl. My parents divorced when I was very young and because of that I now attend both Episcopal and Baptist churches. While I’ve gone to church my whole life, I didn’t really take a huge interest in my faith until a few years ago. Towards the end of middle school I became curious about some things surrounding Jesus and when I started my freshman year of high school I started going to YoungLife. For me it has made all the difference in my spiritual life. YoungLife has shown me that a life with Christ is a life of adventure. Life with Christ means seeing the big, beautiful world that God created for our enjoyment, making great friends, doing things that make you happy, loving and serving others, and laughing at yourself. The Bible isn’t a set of rules to follow “or else,” it’s a guide to living the joy filled life that Jesus died to give us.
I’ve divided the ten verses I’m sharing into a few categories. Also, I know most of the Scripture is more than one verse, but I think all of these small chunks are significant and I definitely think there are days when I need to read them.
When you are doubting yourself, feel like giving up, or feel helpless:
Psalms 143 7:11; “Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Don’t hide your face from me, or I will be like those going down to the Pit. Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you. Reveal to me the way I should go because I appeal to you. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I come to you for protection. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground. For your name’s sake, Lord, let me live. In your righteousness deliver me from trouble”
Matthew 17:20-21; “Because of your little faith,” He told them. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Romans 5:6; For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.
When you’re feeling guilty about something:
1 John 1:9; If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 5:1-2; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
When you’re doubting God’s love, power, and faithfulness:
Romans 8:38-39; For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalms 34:4; I sought the Lord, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears.
Psalms 40:1-2; I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure.
Psalms 27:10; Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me.
Matthew 19:26; Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep these verses in mind next time you’re feeling down. Don’t forget to check out grad2grad here and Megan and Mairead’s post here! Have a wonderful day!