My 6 favorite verses that got me through the past 2 years:
Isiah 43:18 ; Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am now doing a new thing! (19) Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness & streams in the wasteland.
There are numerous Bible verses, that have the same meaning, even same wording. This is what makes them special. If they were important enough to God, to reveal over and over again, than we should pay close attention to them. Everyone has their favorites! These are just some of the ones that I have journaled over the years.
Verses to encourage women:
Proverbs 31:25; She is clothed in strength & dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. *Love, Love, Love this one*
Psalm 46:5; God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when the morning dawns.
Psalm 139: 14; I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Luke 1:45; And Blessed is she who believes that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
Verses to help with Fear:
Joshua 1:9; Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
2 Timothy 1:7; For God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
John 14:27; (Jesus said) “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
Psalm 118:6-7; The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper
1 Peter 3:14; But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.
Psalm 34:4; I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
Verses for strength & encouragement:
Isiah 35:4; Tell everyone who is discouraged, be strong and Don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue.
Isiah 40:29; He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Philippians 4:13; I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Psalm 46:1; God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
Romans 8:18; The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the Joy’s that’s coming Hallelujah!
Psalm 118: 5 Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.
Verses for anxiety & stress:
Psalm 46:10; Be still and know that I am God
Psalm 94:19; When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Proverbs 12:25; An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
Matthew 6:27; And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (In translation, Jesus is telling us that there is nothing to gain in life by being worried or anxious).
Matthew 6:34; Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.
Matthew 11:28-30; Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 Peter 5:6-7; Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6; Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Verses for Guidance:
Genesis 19:17; “Escape for your Life”! Do not look back or stop anywhere Genesis 19:26; But Lot’s Wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Matthew 7:7; Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will open to you.
Proverbs 16:9; In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD established their steps.
Proverbs 19:21; Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Psalm 32:8; The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life, I will advise you and watch over you”.
Isiah 30:21; Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go, whether to the right or to the left”.
Leviticus 19:31; Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God (God is the only one who knows our future).
Proverbs 3: 5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Verses to comfort the brokenhearted:
Psalm 34:18; The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm: 147:3; He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm: 56:8; You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (Boy his bottle must be REALLY big)!
Psalm 61:2 When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to “The Rock” that is higher than I.
Verses to move on:
Matthew 22:44; The Lord (God) said to my Lord (Jesus), sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under my feet.
Isiah 43:18; Forget the former things; Do not dwell on the past.
Philippians 3:14; I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus.
1 John 1:8-9; If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Safety & rescuing:
Psalm 32:7; Your are my hiding place; you will preserve me from trouble; you will surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 18:30; As for God, his way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in him.
Psalm 110:1; “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”
Ephesians 6:11; Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Proverbs 15:1; A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 14:29; Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly (foolishness).
Ephesians 4: 26-27; In your anger do not sin; Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry (27) and do not give the devil a foothold.
Hebrews 12:15; Make sure that no one comes short of the Grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and defiling many.
Proverbs: 14:30; A heart of peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs: 17:22; A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed Spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 16:24; Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Matthew 6: 14 & 15; “Yes, if you forgive other people for the things they do wrong, then your Father in heaven will also forgive you for the things you do wrong”.
Matthew 18: 21 & 22; Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” (22) Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times”.
Colossians 3:13; Bear with each other and forgive one another, if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.