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What's that Bible verse you turn back to when you are struggling?

Going through one of the most difficult times in my life right now. I would like to read some of your favorite Bible verses or the ones that speak to you the most when you're feeling blue. It would mean a lot to me.
I get yelled at by bible thumpers for this.

But have you ever sat down and read the book of Ecclesiastes?
It cheers me up, because it validates my feelings and helps me through them.
The book starts out:

2 “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”

3 What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. 6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. 7 Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. 8 Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

But the book carries you through. It's a comfort for, well, me at least.
JohnnySpot · 56-60, M
@nonsensiclesnail That sounds like some good writing. I was going to say "Let each day's worries be sufficient on to its own"
Adstar · 56-60, M
@nonsensiclesnail When i read Solomons Ecclesiastes i was blessed by His wisdom in regard to the situation us human beings find ourselves in.. In this world.. In our current Bodies.. In our current state of mind.. THis world does not satisfy me at all..

The following verse helped me when I could just barely walk, to walk again. With each step I said this verse and also said, by His stripes I am healed:

DrWatson · 70-79, M
Psalm 42:

As the deer longs for streams of water,

so my soul longs for you, O God.

My soul thirsts for God, the living God.

When can I enter and see the face of God?*

My tears have been my bread day and night,

as they ask me every day, “Where is your God?”

Those times I recall

as I pour out my soul,

When I would cross over to the shrine of the Mighty One,

to the house of God,

Amid loud cries of thanksgiving,

with the multitude keeping festival.

Why are you downcast, my soul;

why do you groan within me?

Wait for God, for I shall again praise him,

my savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;

therefore I remember you

From the land of the Jordan and Hermon,

from Mount Mizar,

Deep calls to deep

in the roar of your torrents,

and all your waves and breakers

sweep over me.

By day may the LORD send his mercy,

and by night may his righteousness be with me!

I will pray to the God of my life,

I will say to God, my rock:

“Why do you forget me?i

Why must I go about mourning

with the enemy oppressing me?”

It shatters my bones, when my adversaries reproach me,

when they say to me every day: “Where is your God?”

Why are you downcast, my soul,

why do you groan within me?

Wait for God, for I shall again praise him,

my savior and my God.
Patientlywaiting · 46-50, FVIP
@DrWatson who else is singing the hymn after reading this 🙂
SnailTeeth · 36-40
I don't.

I think of all the good people who persisted stoicly, without a guide.

The people who first carried a fire, and willed it into their home through repeated, gruelling determination.

The people who first envisioned love, consideration, poetry.

I think to times before words existed, and imagine the root of all present-day satisfaction.

I also think....

Hope springs eternal from the human breast,
Man never is, but always to be blessed

That was my first real favorite truth.
4meAndyou · F
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

"26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
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." Romans 8:26 to 28
@4meAndyou Not one but multiple verses of encouragement for the author, well done!
4meAndyou · F
@BritishFailedAesthetic I hope they help him!
@4meAndyou Amen to that!
graphite · 61-69, M
This is a good one:
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither
do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matthew 6:26
@graphite There are so many and I was struggling but agreed, this one!
1. Jeremiah 33:3
King James Version
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

2. Matthew 6:33
King James Version
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Revelation 3:10
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
Pfuzylogic · M
Easy Jeremiah 29:11 is a great start to pick you up!
[quote]“'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 a hope and a future. '”[/quote]
allygator18 · 22-25, F
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Restores my faith in humanity
Jilleenmarie · 46-50, F
One Old Testament chapter: Isaiah chapter 55
One New Testament chapter: 1st John chapter 1

I use the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Use whichever translation you like best. ANY Bible in the English language is a translation after all.
saintsong · 41-45, F
2 Corinthians 5:21- He made Him He who knew no sin to become sin for us so that we may have the righteousness of God.
I don't have a verse for you but this song i like. Especially the chorus.
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
@Pikachu An oldie but a goodie. That one has been around for quite a while.
riseofthemachine · 41-45, M
Father take this bitter cup of suffering away from me “
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
@riseofthemachine Don't forget the rest. "Nevertheless, not what I will but what you will."
alongalone · M
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although I don't believe in magic I remember long ago reading the book of Job and his struggles and how pissed he got.
Here’s you one.

Psalm 50:15-16
King James Version
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me
DiegoWolfe · 36-40
Honestly i have never turned to the bible for comfort, i just focus on what i have control of and let the rest fall on the old Gods...
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
Psalm 46:10a
Psalm 150
John 3:16,17
Romans 8:28
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
I could add Psalm 139.
Wiseacre · F
I don't do Bible verses..
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
91st Psalm.
The entire book of Ecclesiastes. Check it out. Re read it if you haven’t lately
GeorgeTBH · 31-35, M
Austin 3:16
Psalm 91

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust; His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flieth by day,

6 nor of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor of the destruction that layeth waste at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation,

10 there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample underfoot.

14 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
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GuiltyBiStander · 31-35, F

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Pfuzylogic · M
Looks like a girl scout hand sign.
I accept that as currency!
saintsong · 41-45, F
@GuiltyBiStander 2 Corinthians 5:21-He made Him, He who knew no sin to become sin for us so that we may have the righteousness of God.
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