None of us understand why we have to suffer in life. Repeatedly suffering is even more confusing and frustrating, depressing, and heartbreaking. During this roller coaster ride my husband and I have been on, I have gone through many different phases in my relationship with God. We have had our fair share of ups and downs, as I’m sure anyone who has been through trauma can relate with.
I have been collecting bible verses over the years that hold a lot of meaning to me and keeping them in my paper journal. I reference them from time to time, and they comfort me and help me keep my faith. I think that others struggling (with anything in life, not just IF or RPL) might find them useful, so today I am sharing them.
John 15:7- If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.
Proverbs 16:3-Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Jeremiah 29:11-“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.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8-There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-He has made everything beautiful in his time.
James 1:2-4-Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Phillippians 4:13-I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10-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 upon me. That is why, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Matthew 19:26-With God, all things are possible.
2 Corinthians 5:1-I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.
Genesis 1:28-Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”
Revelations 21:4-“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Psalm 30:5-Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Matthew 11:28-30-“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Phillippians 4:6-Be anxious for nothing.
Proverbs 3:5-6-Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Psalm 23:4- Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.