Posts tagged bible
15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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11 Bible Verses About Friendship

One of my favorite things about life is the fact that I have wonderful people who I can call my friends. The blessing of friendship is a beautiful gift, and something that God has given us for many reasons!

Friendship isn’t always easy though, and when we’re feeling lost on how to handle certain situations involving our friends, or perhaps we just need encouragement, we can look to the Bible to learn Godly ways for handling friendships.

Below is outlined 11 bible verses all about friendship, from the type of people we should trust to how we should treat those in our inner circle, as well as the beautiful blessings friendship can bring to our lives! To learn all about it, dive in to the Scriptures below.

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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The Power of Your Words: Facing Any Situation with Truth and Faith

Not too long ago God showed me a powerful truth that I know needs to be shared. I believe this truth has the power to change so much about your current mindset, situation, and direction in life.

I know it did for me!

It deals with the very thoughts we think that lead to the words we speak, and ultimately where we’re getting the basis for our beliefs.

It has the ability to completely turn around situations in life and unlock a new level of relationship with the Lord!

Are you interested? Then let's dive in!

God tells us in Proverbs 18 that “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (v. 21), as well as in Proverbs 21 “whoever keeps his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble” (v. 23). All throughout the Bible we see evidence of the amount of power our words hold. 

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How to Be Thankful (Even When Nothing is Going Right)

It’s a fact of life that sometimes things just don’t go the way we would like them to. We’ve all experienced shortcomings, hardships, and journeys through the valley. Not every part of life can be spent on the mountaintop!

Jesus reminds us of this in John 16:33 where he says, “…In the world you will have tribulation…” However, there’s another verse (1 Thessalonians 5:18) that tells us, “give thanks in all circumstances…”

The two verses almost seem contradictory, like they shouldn’t be written in the same book. Yet, there they are. We are instructed to give thanks always, even through our troubles.

But such a commandment can seem so daunting and unrealistic at times, especially when life’s hardships are so painful. How could we possibly lift up thanks for such crummy circumstances?

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How to Stop Being an Excessive Planner

Are you an excessive planner? A bonafide perfectionist? Maybe even a little bit of a control-freak? Hey.. me too, girl!

I’ve always been religious with carrying a planner, writing down anything and everything that’s going on in my life. You could always count on me to plan any party, trip, or hangout session down to the minute (I apologize to all of my friends and family that I’ve probably stressed to the max due to my obsession).

I’d always get comments like “Why can’t we just go with the flow?” or “Why does it matter if we’re a little late?”

But thinking about just one thing going wrong because I didn’t plan everything down to the smallest detail gave me nightmares. I’ve always thought that the perfect plan was the solution to any problem!

But what if trying to have the perfect plan is the actual problem?

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4 Bullet Journal Spreads to Grow Your Faith

When it comes to my faith, I love to incorporate it into every part of my life— even the small things! Making posts about it on social media, using room decor adorned with bible verses, a faith-inspired wallpaper for my phone, and more!

I think it’s so important to remember the Lord in even the seemingly unimportant things in life. Not only as worship to Him, but also as extra encouragement and chances to grow in our faith!

One of the recent areas that I’ve started incorporating my walk with the Lord is my bullet journal.

If you’re creative and organized like me, bullet journaling is the perfect artistic outlet that also serves a very practical purpose! There are so many different ways to use a bullet journal through various page layouts called “spreads.”

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15 Day Self Care Challenge

This fall season has been a time of growth for me. Because of this, I’ve realized that a huge part of personal growth includes self-care!

Self-care has gotten a lot of recognition lately and, as Christians, I think it’s important for us to recognize the importance of it. However, we need to do it in the right way.

Changing your routine to revolve all around us and our needs is definitely not what followers of Jesus should be doing, even though that’s what a lot of the world would tell us.

We must learn to break through what the worldly view of self-care means, and figure out how God would want us to take care of ourselves.

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7 Godly Truths for Overcoming Anxiety

What if there was a way to be free from the chains of anxiety?

What if we could escape all the constant worrying and fears of the future?

What if I told you an anxious mind isn't God's plan for you? 

All of that is possible and true, and laid out for us in God's Word!

Do you know what the Bible really says about fear? Let's dig deeper into His truths to unlock God's gift of peace, and start the journey to an anxiety-free life!

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