Bible Verses for a Sound and Comforted Mind

I realize I’ve been absent from blogging a lot lately. I apologize, especially since I gave you all my schedule for blogging! This is due to a number of reasons, but I’ve been trying to focus a lot on the Lord and His truth lately, because I’ve been extremely fearful, anxious, and dubious about a lot of religious things. But God is ruler of all, and He has already won the battle! There are a few verses I’d like to share right now. They are special to me, and important in my recent life:

“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).

 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8, (NIV).

(I didn’t realize that they were right next to each other until yesterday, whoops!

Also, Philippians 4:13, which is, “I can do all this through [H]im who gives me strength.” (NIV)

 

Apparently I really should’ve connected the dots!).

More Verses for Meditation:

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5, (NIV).

 

“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13, (NIV).

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, (ESV).

 

 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10, (ESV).

And etc, etc, etc! The Bible has so many comforting verses! The Bible is full of truth. It is 100% accurate, all the time.

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17, (NIV).

 

This goes to show that if it’s written in the Bible, then it’s true. So that means, we need not fear! Trust in God above all else!

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Anton Chekhov Quote

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” (Anton Chekhov).

A few weeks ago, I was working on my novel. Since I really want to be published one day, I was doing research to try to help my story be really, really good. I was reminded of the writing trick “show, don’t tell.” Since I am still an amateur, unpublished writer, I wasn’t sure how to do this. I tried to figure it out, and this quote was suggested. Not only is it poetic and has the most beautiful wording, but it is also extremely profound.

Introducing: Quote Section

I know I haven’t posted much lately. Life is so hard. I have so many posts that have been started, but were never finished and published. I have an idea of how to post more regularly in my crazy life. I have decided to start a section of my blog that is dedicated to quotes. I love quotes. They are small pieces of a work which can be profound, poetic, or funny. They also can be extremely short. My literature teacher is very supportive of her students keeping track of quotes. So I am going to post various quotes here and there and write about why I like it. Here is my first quote:

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” (William Shakespeare).

I feel like this quote is very self explanatory, even for people in the 21st century. Anyone who knows me wouldn’t be surprised that I chose a Shakespeare quote as my first quote in this section of my blog. I have a reputation as someone who loves Shakespeare. People whom I barely know me seem to know about it.

I found this quote online when I was googling. Although there is a good chance I’ve read it before, I feel like this is a very profound quote. It is even fairly biblical. We are supposed to love and be kind to everyone. I also like the part about “trust a few.” If you’re friendly enough to me, I would probably end up sharing a lot of things with you, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. I have a lot of friends, and I will talk with many different people about many different topics, but I have a few people who end up knowing a lot more about my life than everyone else does. Sometimes I can be too trusting, but if I don’t truly know the person, it would be wiser to just have general conversations with the person. If all else fails, I’ll bring up my Shakespeare obsession. 🙂