5 Empowering Bible Verses When You Need A Pick Me Up

5 Empowering Bible Verses When You Need A Pick Me Up

Verses that will aid you to happiness and an uplifted spirit on even the darkest days.
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God has a special way of acting for those who devote their love to him. So, even when you're having the darkest of days, remember these verses to pick you up.


1. Psalm 3:2-6

Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

2. Job 11:18-19

You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.

3. Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

4. Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

5. Revelation 21:4

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

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5 Things To Do When Your Professors Challenge Your Beliefs As A Christian

As long as you know God is FOR you, it doesn't matter who is AGAINST you.

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Being a Christian in our world today is very, very challenging. There are many misconceptions about our beliefs and our morals, as well as people who believe we don't practice what we preach.

As a college student, I've come across many professors who enjoy challenging my beliefs due to the "lack of evidence" or the "impossibility" of the circumstances. While it frustrates me to no end, I've had to learn that arguing and debating with people who don't believe in God is pointless. They aren't going to change their mind and there's no way a college student is going to change that.

Arguing will get you nowhere, people are going to believe what they want to believe and we can't change that. Instead of trying to debate with your professors, do these five things instead. I assure you, you'll get much more out of them than an argument.

1. Pray

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Pray to God to help you and your belief remain strong, but also pray that the Holy Spirit finds them and touches their heart. A heart that isn't filled with God is an awfully sad one.

2. Acknowledge that people don't always agree with your beliefs

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If someone tried to convince you that God isn't real, you're not going to listen to their points or anything else that they have to say. Acknowledge that people think differently and sometimes you can't change that. Only God can.

3. Drop the class

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This is really a last resort, but it's also understandable. I would hate to have to sit in a class where I felt personally attacked for over an hour each day. If you find yourself in this position, get OUT.

4. When things get too difficult-- bathroom break

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Sometimes all you really need is a breather. When the lecture gets too tough, ask to go to the bathroom, get some water, and say a prayer.

5. Read your Bible

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This is the most important one. Your bible has all of the answers, no matter the circumstance. If you find yourself unable to cope with the challenges the professor presents to you, open the bible and start reading. God will fill your heart and put your mind at ease.

It's hard enough feeling out of place in today's society, just because of your beliefs. Then to have someone constantly challenging everything you base your life off of? That's even more difficult!

But instead of arguing, choose one of these five things to do. It will be a much better use of your time and you'll feel much better about it than you would by arguing with someone.

Who knows, maybe one day God will touch their heart and things will be different. God's pretty powerful and can change things in an instant. Trust him.

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I am 100% a planner by nature. I like to have it all mapped out, every minute of every day. I want to know what needs to be done and when, what people need and what I can do. But in reality, sometimes the best things come from being unexpected and totally random. It seems crazy to me that although I am typically this way, I was able to change up my entire life for reasons I am still finding out, yet I feel nothing but comfort about it. The only thing I can conclude is that God is a giver and a teacher and lets us in one His plans that are far better than ours.

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All in all this semester has been giving. Although it has felt so much different than the others, it has been kind and giving. This new journey and new college career is going to be a crazy good one now that I have answered my call by taking a chance. And it helps to have an amazing support system by your side- having my roommates, best friends, and family along for all of this change has made it even sweeter.

If there is anything you get out of this post, I hope it is that it is okay to be scared of change. If you are also having an unusual semester full of revamps, remember it is completely normal to feel anxious, but it is important to recognize that these feelings are only temporary. Trust in your faith and the skills you have been given to strategically follow your mission. Take a chance- you won't regret it!

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