Saturday, March 12, 2011

Favorite Bible Verses

What are your favorite bible verses; which are most helpful to you?  I want to compile a list of verses that would be most comforting for people dealing with mental illness in their lives or the lives of those they love.

Mine are:

1- Phillipians 4:6-9
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 

As someone who deals with a lot of anxiety and still has some trust issues, this is the answer.  Trust God, consciously think about good things and know He is with you.

2- Isaiah 40:31

31 but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint.

This says it all! There are many times that it feels like I am all used up.  When I depend on God, and
give it all to him, his strength is given to me, and I can keep going!

3- Psalm 139:13-14

 13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.

I was made as God wants me to be!  If he wanted me this way, then I can accept myself, flaws and all.

Please share what verses inspire you the most!