Life is hard. Even during the summer it's easy to get caught up in the news and the tragedies that occur across the country every day, and it's even easier to lose focus on who you are and who gave you life. For me, summer is a time to see my friends, but it's also a time to recharge from school and gain insight and wisdom into the coming school year. I know that a lot of other Christians may struggle with this, so below is a list of 10 bible verses that I picked out to help remind people who seem to be forgetting some important things.
1. 2 Corinthians 6:18
"And I will be your father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Because we all need a reminder about who we are.
2. Zephaniah 3:17
"For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
Because love is all we need when we can’t motivate ourselves.
3. Psalm 62:5-8
"Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
7 My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
8 O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him,
for God is our refuge."
Because rest for our souls comes from the Lord.
4. Psalm 139:14
"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it."
Because it’s nice to have a reminder who created us and how his works help us.
5. Ecclesiastes 7:21-22
"21 Don’t eavesdrop on others—you may hear your servant curse you. 22 For you know how often you yourself have cursed others."
Because it’s easy to forget that what other people say doesn’t matter when you know who you are
6. Isaiah 61:1
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed."
Because helping others is why we’re here.
7. Romans 12:12
"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying."
Because knowing how to act helps with motivation.
8. 2 Corinthians 4:16
"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day."
Because wasting away can mean renewal.
9. Galatians 5:1
"So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law."
Because freedom has never felt so good.
10. John 3:16
"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
Because it’s always good to know that someone died so you could live.