22 Bible Verses for the Student
Your years as a student will be filled with many positive and negative experiences. You’ll have the good times and the bad, and there’s always much to learn— academic lessons and life lessons alike!
I didn’t like high school too much, but I personally loved college and consider it one of the best parts of my life so far. I definitely went through many trials and “growing pains” during my years in school, but of course there were good times as well.
Whether you’re a freshman just starting your classes and scared for the new world you’re about to enter, or you're an upperclassmen with your own set of challenges to face, students of all kinds could use some encouragement and motivation as you start a new year of school.
Looking to God is one of the best places to find comfort, guidance, peace, and encouragement during your high school and college years, and standing strong in your faith is so important as you go through your educational journey.
I’ve gathered a list of 22 Bible verses to encourage and help all the college students out there. Check them out below!
Choosing a Career Path/Finding Your Purpose
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
“Seek first the kingdom of God, and its righteousness, and He will give you everything you need.”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“I 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.”
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Making New Friends
1 Corinthians 15:33
“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.”
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”
“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Stress and Anxiety
“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.”
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
“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.”
“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
“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.”
Making Godly Choices
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
“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.”
Taking Care of Yourself
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Your life, even as a student, is very precious to the Lord. Honor Him in every decision you make and action you take during your high school and college years, and it will make the journey so much more satisfying!
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Yours in Christ,
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