As we think about ways to utilize scripture in all areas of our life I want to spend this blog to equip you with resources to win the battles of life.
So lets begin. Whats listed in this blog is really nothing but bible.
10 Verses on Spiritual Warfare
10 Verses to build your Faith
10 Verses to remember When You’re Stressed
10 Verses on Spiritual Warfare
Satan is real. Just under the surface of our everyday interactions, hiding in the shadows, clouded in mystery and confusion, the devil works to undermine what God is doing in us and through us. Angels, demons, spiritual warfare — they all exist, but we don't have to live in fear of the supernatural. God has given us a powerful weapon against temptation and accusation. He has given us His Word, the Bible, to remind us who He is, who we are, and what is true. The Holy Spirit brings God's promises to mind when we need them most. We can have victory over Satan's schemes by filling our minds with the truth of the Bible.
- Ephesians 6:10-11 - “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."
- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 - “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one."
- 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 - “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
- 1 Peter 5:8-9 - “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
- James 4:7 - “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
- Romans 8:37-39 - “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- John 10:10 - “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
- Colossians 1:13-14 - “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
- John 16:33 - “I [Jesus] have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
- 1 Corinthians 10:13 - “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."
10 Verses to Build Your Faith
Faith is a choice, not a feeling. That’s great news because if we’re all honest, there are days when we’re just not feeling it. Yet, we serve a God who is faithful and constant. Even when we feel all out of faith, He is faithful. Where can we turn then to remember God's promises and His faithfulness? Bookmark the following verses for when those days arrive.
- Luke 8:25 - “‘Where is your faith?’ he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement, they asked one another, ‘Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.’”
- Psalm 30:5 - “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
- 2 Corinthians 12:9 - “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.”
- John 14:27 - “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
- Isaiah 41:10 - “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
- 2 Timothy 2:13 - “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot disown himself.”
- 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 John 5:14-15 - “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
- Philippians 4:19 - “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
- Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
10 Verses to remember the you’re stressed
There’s no shortage of worry these days. Whether you’re a mom torn in five directions, a student stressed over the next exam, or you’re worried about where your next job is going to come from, here are 10 verses — though there are many more — that show God is with us even when we think He’s checked out.
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- When you feel God doesn’t respond to your concerns right away
Read Psalm 34:6: “This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.” Does it sometimes feel like God’s been slow to respond to your troubles? Face God with a posture of prayer, because He’s always ready to respond in His time and in His ways.
- When you want God to do things your way, in your timing
Read Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” You might have heard this one before, but it’s still hard to put our troubles in God’s hands. We want Him to solve our problems with our own methods and in our own time. However, we never see the big picture — but God does. And He’ll come through in ways we’ll never be able to imagine.
- When your circumstances steal your happiness
Read James 1:2: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” This is a verse you might find odd: Why would we be joyful when we experience trials? It’s contrary to our natural reaction. Joy during hard times is difficult, but with God all things are possible. When we’re close to Him, it’s possible to have peace and joy when it seems like the ship is about to go down. For more on this, check out what Jesus does in Matthew 8:23-27.
- When you’re uncertain about what the future holds
Read Psalm 112:7: “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” If we have joy through the storms, we’re probably not worrying too much on what’s to come. If we fear bad news, we’re worrying about things that haven’t even happened yet. We can trust in our heavenly Father to carry us through what’s to come, leaving tomorrow’s problems for tomorrow. Which leads me to…
- When you can’t focus on today
Read Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”Jesus essentially reiterates Psalm 112:7 with this verse. When you focus only on what’s ahead, you can’t see or deal with the problems today. If you want to successfully assemble a piece of IKEA furniture, you’re certainly not going to start with Step 10; you’re going to start with Step 1 and go one step at a time. Our walk with Jesus is like that.
- When you don’t have any energy left
Read Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” When you’re running on fumes, it’s important to keep this verse in mind. If you’re out of strength, Jesus has good news for you: He can become your strength! When we’re at our weakest, He’s at His strongest (2 Corinthians 11:30).
- When you don’t know how to handle your anxiety
Read Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”The first sentence commands us to present our needs to God. But the second verse comes with an amazing promise: we’ll receive the peace of God, “which transcends all understanding.” What a blessing!
- When you wonder why you’re going through a hard time
Read Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” The situation you’re going through may be tough, but God is using it for His purposes. Take comfort in the knowledge that God won’t just bring you through the problem, but He’ll use it for your good and His glory.
- When you’re overwhelmed by troubles
Read John 14:1: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” Jesus often warned about worry. When we fear, we worry more, but it’s never a good idea to waste energy or focus on problems that may never happen. If we fear the wrong things, that becomes an object of worship — an idol that we care about more than God. That’s why Jesus told us to fear God and focus on Him. Do your best, trust in God, and let Him take care of the rest.
- Any time you’re in distress
Read 2 Samuel 22:7: “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” David was well acquainted with stress. King Saul spent part of his reign trying to kill David, even though David had done nothing to deserve it. Still, he praised God through his troubles and penned some of the greatest love songs to God that we know as the Psalms. If David — who was known as a man after God’s own heart — faced trouble, we know we’ll also face it. On the flip side, we know that God brought David through these troubles, and He’ll also bring you through.
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