Leaning on your Bible for guidance

My Bible

My bible is falling apart at the seams, it is amazing how wonderful I feel after reading a few of my favorite verses. I could be having the worst day ever and those words, the words of God will perk me right up.

No matter what you're going through in your life, there is always going to be a bible verse you can read to help you through your trialing times. Below are a couple of examples and verses, I hope you find these as helpful as I did.


Dealing With Money Troubles

Having a family so many things can go wrong with finances, kids need clothes, shoes, etc...... and the list goes on and on but I know God has me covered, I have found (Matthew 6:25-34) quite helpful.

{Don't worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food, drink and clothing?.... He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the kingdom of God your primary concern}

This verse always provides me with such comfort in my time of trouble. God provides for us and we should never worry about petty stuff such as money, food, etc.... Everything we need he will provide us.

Feeling Overwhelmed

Life can be so hectic, always on the go trying to juggle 20 different things at once. Starting so many projects, it eventually becomes hard to finish even one of them ugh....... I usually turn to this verse for guidance and assurance, very simple and straight to the point. (Matthew 5:37)

{Just say a simple, "Yes, I will," or "No, I won't." Your word is enough.}

Sometimes we need to just sit back and let God take the wheel, we should never take on too many things at once it is alright to tell someone "No" every now and then. Do one complete task before you move on to the next. God will guide you through it.

When We Are Afraid

We should never let the fear of life get in the way of us living the plan God has provided us with. Fear can be crippling to one's body and mind when I see myself starting to let fear grab me I usually turn to this verse. (Isaiah 41:10)

{So do not fear 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.}

With God we can all conquer our fears, just put it in the hands of the father.


Always remember to put your faith in God, whatever you're going through he will lead you through it. God will guide you in the right direction you just have to be willing to embrace him and listen. His love is undying and provided his words to help and enlighten us, so next time you feel like screaming open your bible instead.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yes, He most certainly does, dear Mary. My beloved Bible is literally falling apart as well. We have other Bibles in our home that I could read, but this Bible is so very special to me, as it is the one where He revealed His truths to me, and I am who I am today because of that falling apart Bible. I will keep it forever. I have written in it and marked it up. It is mine. Whatever troubles in this life you need an answer to God has provided that answer in His Word, the living and active Word of God, and it is still alive today. Thank you for writing such beauty to glorify our God. Sharing Voted Way Up, except funny. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I agree.. there are many times that I found this to be effective. Whatever doubts and problems you're dealing, read the bible and you will be enlightened. it keeps me on the right path.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

Some people find comfort and strength by reading the Bible. Some people, like myself, find comfort and strength by spending time in nature. That's my way of talking to God. We are all different and I think that's a good thing. Good hub! It made me think about what I believe in and what I do to feel a satisfaction in life. :) Voted up!


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Brian in Canada 4 years ago

When one needs a lesson in murder, genocide, rape or manipulation then one should pick up a Bible. I can see no other reason to want to read that immoral text.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

The title of this Hub relly says it all.


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

I would like to thank everyone for commenting, and Brian I am sorry you feel that way. We are all entitled to our opinions, reading my bible has helped me through many struggles in my life.


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healthwealthmusic 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

The Bible still has all the answers, although many would not want to admit it. Our world has become more corrupt from lack of Bible reading and following God's commandments.

Thanks for writing this - it takes courage to write plainly about God and the Bible, for many will disagree and come against you. But no matter how evil man in this world can be, in the end, God will always win!


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Yes he will healthwealthmusic thanks for commenting.


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tobint44 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great Hub, especially during the current economic state of the hub. I find spirituality to be greatly important in every human's life. As a Christian I turn to the Bible for words of comfort and solace. I think that all Humans need something to turn to in times of trials (Religion, Nature, Friends.) No matter what religion, race, or creed; it is very important to have someway to be supported. Definitely Voted Up!

Thank You,

Tyler


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you very much tobint44 for commenting.


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Annette R. Smith 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida

Hello, prettynutjob30. It's a pleasure to meet you! Matthew 6:25-34 is a wonderful reminder of our Lord's provision. Thank you for sharing it here! Proverbs 3:5-6 has long been my guiding verse, something I turn to when I am worried, troubled or confused.


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ercramer36 4 years ago from Chicagoland

Great hub! It is a very important reminder when we face hardships. Voted up!


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

Brian in Canada.

Your right, there is lots of evil depicted in the Bible. What you've observed is man's depravity walking away from God. And, the Lord pointing these things out for us as an example.

Don't focus on the text bites; read the whole thing. It's good for the soul.

Peace


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mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Amen..amen..amen..I could not agree more..great HUB...yes the Lord God will never leave us..it is us who chooses to leave HIM..he is always here for us...i enjoyed this HUB..:)Voted up awesome and useful.


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sallieannluvslife 4 years ago from Eastern Shore

Great hub! I keep my Bible on the counter right next to my computer where I have access to it all day long. I was given a cover for it a few years back so it is not in as bad of shape as it could be! Although, the pages are pretty worn and I have a lot of verses highlighted.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Amen! I am living this today. We are living on the faith that God will provide the next leg of this journey for us. Thanks for the inspiration -- it has put tears in my heart, but they are tears of faith. Voted up and across. Shared.


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Brian in Canada 4 years ago

When I enter a hotel room and there is a Bible in the drawer I quickly pick it up, place it outside of my room and immediately wash my hands lest they immoral text finds a way to seek through my skin and into my preson. The immoral nature of that book is frightening. Here is just one example of what I mean:

(Number 15:32) A group of children stumble upon a man who is collecting sticks on the sabbath day. They detain him until the Lord tells Moses 'the man shall surely be put to death'. And the congregation stoned the man to death.

What a wonderful, loving and moral God we have here ... Such wickedness! To kill a man for collecting sticks - sticks! The man might have been collecting them to keep his family warm that night. What a horrible, immoral God.


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

Brian,

Get some soap!!!

1. They were not "a group of little children" they were the nation of Israel; you can see that in other translations.

2. If you read up a bit in Numbers you'll see why this event happened.

In Num 15:27 there is an offering for UNINTENTIONAL sins.

In Num 15:30 we see direct disobedience, and why this person was made an example of.

And Brian, you must know a little of the Bible to have picked such an little known verse.


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Brian you are so wrong about God, he is a wonderful, caring and loving God.


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ercramer36 4 years ago from Chicagoland

Brian, where exactly does God tell his followers to commit rape????

First off, God is soveriegn. His ways are not our ways. If you go out and drive 80 mph through a school zone are you not foing to be punished? When we sin, we offend a hoky God that by His nature cannot tolerate even one sin. This God that you call so horrible, came ro earth in human form, was beaten and brutually crucified for you and for me. Why? Because it was the only way to save us. God would rather die than to be without us for eternity. Since Jesus lived a perfect life, his sacrifice paid the debt that our sin created. God can only forgive sin by the shedding of blood. Brian, God shed his blood for you on the cross and would do it again in a heartbeat. He loves you and longs for you to turn towards him.


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Brian in Canada 4 years ago

prettynutjob, one would have to be a nut job, in fact, to believe such a statement that is contradicted with ease from even a quick glance at the Bible. At what point is advocating genocide, rape and murder 'wonderful, caring and loving'? Was Hitler caring and loving, too, my dear?


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tobint44 4 years ago from North Carolina

Brian, if you don't like the content of the hub then don't comment. Open discussion does not mean degrade the basis of a persons spiritual walk. Every person is entitled to their own personal beliefs; done in a way that doesn't degrade others. The Bible that I read doesn't tell a story of hate, but of love and forgiveness. Like with every spiritual journey it is what you make it. If you want to point out the negatives and dwell on them then you never see the positives. My God would look at the hate in your words and definitely not condone them. I respect your beliefs, but it is not necessary to degrade others. A true Christian loves all others and respects the ideas of others. Something to think on!


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Brian having faith does not make me a nut in anyway, shape or form.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

When in the bible, grab your doubt.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Stand firm Mary. The truth never comes back void. It is a choice, one can choose to believe or not to believe. I choose to believe and all should respect each others' beliefs. God has given us freewill, and if man chooses to do evil, that is his choice. If he chooses to do good, that is his choice. If one has not trusted his life to Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit, then the cross will always be foolishness to him, and reading His word will never make any sense to him. That is what has to happen first. Please be respectful here when commenting. The Holy Bible is the living and active Word of God and it is sharper than any double-edged sword. It is powerful alone, and it has stood for thousands of years, and God's Word is, in and of itself, powerful. His word is His word. Believe what you so choose to believe. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Remember, the One who is in you, is greateer than the one in this world.

(My granddaughters are up for the weekend, Mary, so I will not be able to comment until they are tucked away in bed.)


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

For all of you who liked and made kind comments on my hub I thank you so very much.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Right you are! In fact I have a King James version with reference section that will guide me to specific verses for praise and/or guidance.


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Brian in Canada 4 years ago

prettynutjob30, I did not mean, from my previous comment, to make a personal attack upon you. It was just a little play off of your hubpages name and I do apologize if I have hurt your feelings in anyway. That was not my intention.

I stand by my statement, however, that the Bible is a wicked book and that Christianity is not only immoral but insults our very integrity - it is a totalitarian belief. To believe in God is the wish to be a slave to an unalterable, tyrannical, unchallengable authority who can convict you of thought crime even while you are asleep. Who must indeed subject you to a total surveilance around the clock every waking and sleeping minute of your life before your born - and when where the real fun begins - after you're dead. A celestial North Korea, in fact! Who would want to live under such circumstances or, even worse, want this to be true? Who but a slave would want such a ghastly fate? The owning of your entire personality and the smashing of your individuality only begins at the point of death. This is evil - this is a wicked preachment!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Mary Faith told me what a wonderful hub you wrote here .. The bible is my life line to Jesus He teaches us so much if we will only listen.. God Bless you for writing this wonderful. hub. I am sharing this with other Christians on Facebook..

Debbie


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you Deborah, Faith, Mhatter and so many others for commenting. I wrote what I wrote as a tribute to the word of God, I am far from perfect but I know he loves me regardless.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Amen Debbie - Great, "life line" to Jesus! In His Love, Faith Reaper


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

I agree with you, pick up your bible and read it, it has all the answers in it to help us live day to day successfully .

Well done and vote up and more !!!


Gina Joy Bennett 4 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this hub! It reminded me that God is in control no matter what. He holds us in the palm of his hand. He is the creator of the world and of us,of course he loves us. I like the video you posted to,especially "Here I am to Worship",it's so very beautiful. May God bless you immensely!


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Brian in Canada,

Pulling parts of scripture out of their context is small thinking. You and people like you are covering up a much larger problem. You're afraid and have no guts which is why you're afraid. Anybody can be a wanna be intellectual, but it takes strength to have faith. Critisizing people of faith shows your insecurities. Taking something that was written thousands of years ago in a different part of the world and judging isolated parts of it by 21st century western standards is lame ninyhammerish. Debate someone who has both a science back ground and a theological back ground. That would be me bro! I'm a Christian who loves a good fight!

jim


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

Jim,

Your comment above shows no love or compassion. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities and spirits. Those of whom the veil has not been removed are victims of unclean spirits. You should know this; instead of taking a hard stance against Brian in Canada you should re-wrap your comment with blood washed love.

I have a science background too, and I'd rather admonish you than a hundred Brian's. Being hard on a non-believer is not going to establish a conversion; instead it will put blood on your hands.

Brian, I apologize to you. The love of the Father is as great for you as it is for the rest of us.

Peace


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

k12,

You know pal, I don't disagree with you, but let me tell you something. I love Jesus. I love Him more than you could know, but I'm tired of sitting passivly as people spit on the word of someone I adore. In the book of Matthew, we find Jesus himself turning over tables and throwing out the people who were disrespecting his Father's house. I have surrendered myself to Jesus, and he has my permission to make my words his. I'm not going to debate a brother on my style. You can say that I don't speak for you, but don't aplogize for me. People from other religions are torturing Christians because of a perceived disrespect for their god. I'm simply offering to debate someone who's insulted something and someone I hold dear. Thank you for your example of compassion, but extend that compassion to some who loves Jesus even igf you don't approve of their style please.

jim


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

I like Matthew also especially 5:44 "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"

Jim, we are rewarded for the enemy sake. Christians have been persecuted since our Lords earthly ministry began, and it's only going to get worse. We are to imitate Jesus. Which is good news since he came as a lowly servant, then he will come to rule. We will imitate both the former and later; check this out from 1st 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".

We are in this fight together, but our sword is the word, and we are to approach the ugliness of sin with love Example: Stephen the first martyr.

Peace


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thanks Jim, Mh and kashmir.


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Deltachord 4 years ago from United States

This Hub reminds us to focus on the Lord. This focus is so important in order to walk the walk.

Numbers 15:32 must be read in contxt to understand the situation. The Hebrews were commanded not to work on the Sabbath, but to keep it holy. The man in question was a Hebrew and knew the command.


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

You know Jim,

When two soldiers are in the fox hole, they shouldn't shoot at each other while the battle rages. I'm sorry if I came across strongly, but I am currently dealing with some vile Christian hating people on this web site. I wonder what happened to make them this way. Some Christians can get overzealous defending the Word, and me included in the past have said things that sting rather then show love. These days I focus on the unclean spirit tormenting these poor souls. Some of these people are too weak to resist, and certainly will never listen to Christian counsel.

See you in glory bud


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

k12rswow,

You have not said one thing that I disagree with my brother. Sometime we'll talk and I can explain myself a little better. The Lord needs more you's than me's out there fighting the good fight, but a few me's are needed. Look forward to communicating sometime!

jim


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k12rswow 4 years ago from New England

Brian, I think deep down you know better.

I wrote a hub "response to old witchcraft" click on my bio and read it. I don't know, it may help.


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Brian,

You haven't challenged anything. You've just insulted 90% of every human that ever lived that's all. I mean if you don't believe, or just hate our God, that's your deal, but this is a Christian hub, and there's some very nice Christians in here enjoying it. I know, I know , I'm not nice, but the other people are. My question is ... why does a guy come in and drop a turd in the punch bowel of Christian party? Why not go to a hub about God hating, and have a ball?. Look at your attitude. Look at your abraisive comments. There's no intellectual challenge here. Just a bunch of bad mannars. Are you looking for answers? Ask. Are you looking for prayer? You got it. But if it's just a buch of hateful charges about God, what are you trying to accomplish? You think that if you hate us and our God enough, some of us may say ... "Hey, that feller's got something!" ?? I dunno dude. If you ask me, you're a train wreck, and I'm praying for you whether you like it or not. Be nice. Man, I can see where our belief system might look a little upside down to you. It took a long time for faith to catch up with me intellectually. I quit listening to what people told me, and started studying and getting my own answers. It works for me . I'm not pushing it on anybody. Not my job. I'm just saying ...

~ jim


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Amen Jim!


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

FR,

I AM praying for him. Praying for me too. You know what I mean!

jim


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Jim, I am too! You are covered. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Brian,

Where you at on love. Just love. Not Christian love, just plain love?

~ jim


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rdsparrowriter 4 years ago

So true :) God's loving words encourages me and lift up my soul :) It's a love letter to His children from the heavenly Father :) Keep on being a blessing !

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