It’s no secret we’ve spent a lot of time in the Bible during Violets treatment. Many Bible studies, devotionals and Pintrest sessions lead to the list below. You may notice some duplicates below as Bible versions bring out different emphasis. I’m sure I’ve missed some verses but I hope you find some inspiration in His word, just as we have.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
James 1:2-4 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/jas.1.2-4.NLT
Feed your faith, starve your doubts…
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
James 1:5-6 (NIV) – https://www.bible.com/bible/116/JAS.1.5-6
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Philippians 4:6-7 (MSG) – https://www.bible.com/bible/97/PHP.4.6
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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.
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/php.4.4-7.NIV
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/1pe.1.6-7.NLT
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
Romans 5:2-4 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/rom.5.2-4.NLT
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/php.4.13.NKJV
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
Romans 8:28 (AMP) – http://bible.com/1588/rom.8.28.AMP
God says so many times not to fear!!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
II Timothy (1:7 NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/2ti.1.7.NKJV
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) – http://bible.com/1588/2ti.1.7.AMP
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/1jn.4.18.NIV
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalms 56:3-4 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/psa.56.3-4.NLT
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord , so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:16-17 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/2ki.6.16-17.NIV
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/isa.41.10.NKJV
“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”
Psalms 56:3-4 (NLT) https://www.bible.com/114/PSA.56.3-4
Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.
Psalm 23:4 (AMP) – http://bible.com/1588/psa.23.4.AMP
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (AMP) – http://bible.com/1588/eph.3.20-21.AMP
O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude
Psalms 61:1-4 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/psa.61.1-4.NLT
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
2 Timothy 4:17-18 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/2ti.4.17-18.NLT
For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Luke 1:37 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/luk.1.37.NKJV
For the word of God will never fail. ”
Luke 1:37 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/luk.1.37.NLT
Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Romans 4:20-21 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/rom.4.20-21.NLT
When the waves and wind of the storm surround us, remember his faithfulness is in our boat, his name is Jesus
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/mat.6.33-34.NLT
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord .
Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/isa.54.17.NKJV
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/jos.1.9.NLT
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/heb.11.6.NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/1pe.5.7.NIV
casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) – http://bible.com/1588/1pe.5.7.AMP
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/pro.30.5.NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/heb.4.12.NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/2co.1.3-4.NIV
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/mat.7.7-8.NIV
““Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) – https://www.bible.com/97/MAT.11.28-30
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/mat.11.28-30.NKJV
God wants to bless us! God wants to give good things to his children! This includes healing!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/jer.29.11.NLT
Give your burdens to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 55:22 NLT – http://bible.com/116/psa.55.22.NLT
As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.
Psalms 138:3 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/psa.138.3.NLT
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62:5-8 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/psa.62.5-8.NLT
In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.
Psalms 138:3 (NKJV) – http://bible.com/114/psa.138.3.NKJV
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
Ephesians 3:19-20 (ESV) – http://bible.com/59/eph.3.19-20.ESV
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Ephesians 6:13 (NIV) – http://bible.com/111/eph.6.13.NIV
I prayed to the Lord , and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
Psalms 34:4-7 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/psa.34.4-7.NLT
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
Lamentations 3:22-23, 25 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/lam.3.22-25.NLT
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLT) – http://bible.com/116/heb.10.35-36.NLT