8 Bible Verses To Inspire You After Finals Week

8 Bible Verses To Inspire You After Finals Week

We all need a little inspiration...especially after finals week.
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It’s been a long semester. We’ve worked so hard. And have been stressed out so much. Sometimes we need words of comfort other than, “it’s going to be okay”. Whenever I need words of comfort, I like to look towards bible verses to help lift my mood. And after finals and all the stress we’ve been through, here are some bible verses that bring comfort to me and I hope will bring comfort to you.

1. Jeremiah 29:11



“For I Know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

God always wants what is best for us. And in times of stress or despair sometimes it can be easy to forget this. But we should always know inside our hearts that God truly has great plans for us.



2. Psalms 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (NIV)



God's love for us is forever and it will never change. His love is unfailing and unconditional. God will always be there for us.


3. Psalms 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” (NIV)

I always like to remember that God should also be like a friend to us and our friends are supposed to be there for us through our trials of life. God is our refuge and will always protect us, like a friend.



4. Ephesians 4:2

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (NIV)

Love is something that we take for granted, yet at the same time can be so effortless. Love and showing love to others is truly the key to happiness.



5. Luke 1:37

“For nothing will be impossible with God" (ISV)

This is so true and this can relate back to finals week. We made it through because nothing is impossible with God!


6. Ephesians 2:8

"For by Grace you have been saved through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (NIV)

The mercy and blessings that God gives to us are his gifts. We encounter little blessings every day, what blessing did you encounter this week?



7. Philippians 4: 6-7

" Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all that he has done." (NIV)


This is a scripture that I looked to often during finals week but is also one that can translate easily into our daily lives.


8. Colossians 4:6

" Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. " (NIV)


Sometimes we don't always have the perfect words to say. And we all make mistakes. That's okay because God loves us anyway.


I hope that these scriptures can brighten your day like they do mine. Just remember that God is always there , even in times where it may seem like he's not.

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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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You May Be In A Rush, But God Isn't

It's okay to be still.

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In the world we live in today it seems like being still isn't a thing. Everyone is always on go with slam packed schedules and planners. You go from one thing to the next all day, all week even with little to no break in between all the chaos. We live in a time where if your life isn't like this if you're not constantly doing something from sun up to sun down then you're lazy, unambitious, and not going to make anything of yourself. Okay, I could be slightly over-exaggerating, but people seriously look down on others when they don't fit into the hustle and bustle scheme of life.

It might seem like you always need to be on the go and getting from one thing to the next, but it's okay to take breaks, it's okay to take time to be still. In fact, many times in the Bible God tells us, "be still." In Psalm 46:10 specifically, we're told that God says this, "Be still, and know that I am God." This is short and sweet, but it is a very powerful command that requires trust and a heart for the Lord.

It is so easy to caught up in family and home life situations and financial situations and work or school situations that can cause an unbelievable amount of stress. When you're feeling stressed, exhausted and overworked that's the perfect time for you to be still. Sit in God's presence and remember who He says He is and know that He is exactly that. Bring all that stress and that exhaustion and that worry and frustration and lay it all down in front of Him and be still. Let him carry your burdens like He says He will do for you, his child. It takes trust to just stop and abandon the norm of being a go-getter but the peace of mind and heart that only the Lord can provide is unlike anything in this world and entirely worth it.

When you are always on the go it's so easy to get in a rush because you become so eager to check everything off of your to-do list. Now, I know you just HAVE to get everything done. Don't rush though. Sometimes being still looks like just taking a step back and being completely present in your current moment. Be fully there. Don't constantly be thinking about what's next or what you've missed already. Be still and know that God has gone before you in each and every day. Be still and know that God will fulfill all of his promises to you, even if your to-do list doesn't get completed. Be still and know that there is nothing you can do to sabotage the plan He has set for you.

It's okay to be a busy person. It's okay to get everything on your long to-do list done. It's okay to have late nights and early mornings. It is. But, don't let that consume you. Don't let that be who you are. Be still in God's presence every day, this is our temporary home after all our eternal home is with Him. So trust His plan for you and his timing, know who He says He is, and trust that He will always be that.

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