15 Bible Verses That The World Needs Right Now

15 Bible Verses That The World Needs Right Now

Hopefully these will be of some comfort

Our world has been pretty sad and scary lately. There are not many news stories or things on social media that aren't related to the sad or scary things happening. So here are some bible verses and religious quotes that will (hopefully) provide you with some comfort and positive feelings.

1. “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” - Ephesians 4:1-2

Live up to God's plan for your life.

2. We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.

This quote is very reassuring to me. No matter what I do, God still loves me more than I could know.

3. We rise by lifting others.

This is just a good one too.

4. Lord, let them see you in me.

The most beautiful thing is when you can see God through the people around you. Pray that God will use you to show others his goodness.

5. Until God opens the next door for you, praise him in the hallway.

I really just love this one.

6. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” - Psalm 61:2

Always turn to God in times of trouble.

7. “Here I am, send me.” -Isaiah 6:8

Allow God to send you where he needs to in your life.

8. “And if not, He is still good.” -Daniel 3:18

Even if God's answer to your prayer is not what you'd hope, he is still good. God is good all the time and no matter what happens in your life.

9. “He must become greater, I must become less.” - John 3:30

Focus on the spiritual things and not material things. Make God more important than the other things in your life.

10. “Count it all Joy.” - James 1:2

Take everything as an opportunity for growth. You can learn from both the good and the bad.

11. “You do not understand what I am doing now, but soon you will.” - John 13:7

God's plan is better than yours. You are not meant to understand what is going on with his plan all the time. Just trust that whatever is going on is for the best.

12. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” - Isaiah 43:2

Remember that God is always there and will be with you no matter what happens in your life.

13. You cannot save people, you can just love them.

This is a good quote for the current troubles with Catholicism and gay marriage etc. Many people think they can "save" others by attacking them or trying to change them but that is not realistic at all. It is also not morally ok. The only thing people can do in those situations is love and pray for the people they disagree with.

14. “Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation. Be constant in prayer.” - Romans 12:12

Know that God is always there. Talk to him not only in times of trouble but also in good times. Be patient with his planning in your life.

15. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” - Esther 4:14

Use whatever negative situation you are in as an opportunity to grow from it and really stand up to the challenge.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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We Have Chains, But Jesus Can Break Them

Jesus came to call and love the sinners, not the righteous.


After viewing the music video "Chain Breaker" by Zach Williams yesterday, I began to think about the meaning behind the words being sung. I suppose we all do that subconsciously, for when we like the message of a song, then we can fully appreciate the song in its entirety. We hear a song, we like it and we find our identity behind a song. In the music video, Zach Williams is playing "Chain Breaker" to a whole room full of prison inmates.

Seeing Zach play to this room of inmates made me have a deeper meaning with our faith in God.

No, we are not convicted felons, but each and every person has their struggles, their "chains" so to speak. These chains can be different things like depression or even drug and alcohol addiction.

Because we have these chains, we are as bound and hopeless like people who are in prison, unless we turn to God for hope and strength.

While I have never been to prison, I know people who are or were in prison. They have described it to be a terrible place. Things happen in prison that are hard to take in, like "shivving" (stabbing someone with a shiv, a knife made from things like toothbrushes), solitary confinement (being thrown into a dark padded room for days and weeks at a time, with no one to talk to) and sometimes even group fights (people taking turns beating you up).

Prison inmates need God's love and mercy like we need it.

No sin is too severe for the Lord to forgive. In God's eyes, we are no better than people who are in prison. God loves us all the same. In the music video, I saw prison inmates shouting and worshipping the Lord, hands extended up in the air in worship.

In the Bible, Jesus Christ Our Lord called Matthew to be a disciple of Him. When the Pharisees (people who were steadfast and unwavering in the Mosaic law) saw that Jesus called Matthew, a tax collector (tax collectors were highly despised at the time and was known to forcibly take money from people) and was accepting of Matthew eating with Him, they criticized Jesus for it. Jesus heard this and replied "Those who are well, have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." (Mark 2:17)

Jesus came to heal and love the broken, the people without hope, the people who were looked down upon by the Pharisees.

Reading about Jesus healing and loving people who were sinners (like prostitutes) gives me hope that He can love me. I view myself as no better than people who are in prison or people who like to do evil. We all are sinners. We all will have to answer to God for what we have done in this life. My answer will be "I entrust my heart and my soul to Jesus Christ, My Lord."

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