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Somewhere down the line, Mondays got a bad rap. We know it, we feel it – we’ve got Monday Mantras for it. 😉 But sometimes, we’ve just got bad days. Monday or not, sometimes, sh*t just gets real. It gets hard, it gets frustrating, it gets painful, and it gets just about near-unbearable, and no motivational word from any blog or podcast will fully suffice. We just need Jesus. And sometimes, I just need a good ol’ reminder of exactly that. When we were going through the NICU, the CURowd showed. the. heck. up.
And now, I’ve gotta spread the goods to all. Because SO many of you left comments on posts + messages in my DMs with the most inspiring slue of Bible verses, I wanna/gotta/needta spread the goods right back.
Here, we’ve got a *solid* roundup from the CURowd (that’s you!), with all of the verses left for me to inspire peace + strength, in the hopes that they’ll inspire peace + strength for you, too.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
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.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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.
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.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
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.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
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. 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.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
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
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.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
What’s your favorite Bible verse for strength + peace?
If you’ve got a personal favorite, I’d lovelovelove to know. Can we keep this CURowd roundup goin’ strong? Drop your fave in a comment below!