I have long planned on putting a number of verses that have been meaningful to myself and/or my mother on the blog. It’s been both difficult to select a few and to properly format them. Perhaps I have been too hung up on the fact that since “Though I Fall” is such a visual site, this page might seem too flat by comparison to the posts. But, maybe that’s how it should be, though – these words speak for themselves.
Over time, I will add more verses here, in addition to more topics. If you are interested, and click on the scripture reference, a new window or tab will open up onto the very fine Bible Hub. There you will find many different translations, commentaries, concordances, etc. If I’m near a computer or smartphone and need to look up a Bible verse – particularly when I don’t know the reference – this is one of the principal sites to which I turn, along with Blue Letter Bible, and Bible Gateway.
Throughout my life, God has kept me. That may be one of those Christian phrases that are hard to explain, but it boils down to this: no matter how bad things have gotten, God has enabled me to not give up, and to keep my sanity. To the extent to which I have it. It is only thanks to him that I have not become embittered and – perhaps more likely – just indifferent to myself and the world around me. I would not be who I am, or whoever it is that I am becoming – without God, or without his Word.
HOPE AND COMFORT
Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the LORD is your stronghold.” – Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV)
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” – Psalm 42:10 (NASB)
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him,
The help of my countenance and my God. – Psalm 42:11 (NASB)
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27 (ESV)
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. – Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. – Isaiah 26:4 (ESV)
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – II Timothy 1:7 (YLT)
Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” – Luke 18:27 (ESV)
Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you. – I Peter 5:7 (Weymouth)
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Philippians 4:8 [Bible Gateway] (Amplified)
Jesus said, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:34 (ESV)
For you have not received The Spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received The Spirit of the adoption of children by whom we cry, “Father, our Father.” – Romans 8:15 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)
I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Jesus said, “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20 (New Living Translation)
Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. – Isaiah 59:1 (New Living Translation)
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me?”, said the word of the LORD. – Jeremiah 32:27 (ESV)
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:2 (NIV)
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the LORD:
he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted
in his holy name. – Psalm 33:18 – 21 (KJV)