Going back to school after the summer can be nerve-wracking. Even if, like me, you’re bursting at the seams with excitement and just can’t wait to go, there are still little fears and anxieties that will follow you all the way to campus (whether it’s elementary school or university). It’s important to remember to take time for yourself. Whether that means you spend some time meditating, praying, reading, coloring, or studying Scripture, make sure you get a quality break from all this craziness. With that, here are some Bible verses to help you out in the new school year.
Whatever it is, you can do it!
Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
If God is for us, who is against us?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Scared? Nervous? There’s no need.
[Jesus said] “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
[Jesus said] "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Don’t worry. God’s got you.
I lift my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
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.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10