One thing in Life that we can all relate to are changes that occur whether it be small or big change, change happens to everyone.. Below I have selected some of the scriptures for words of encouragement and understanding relating to certain things in life, from:
GROWTH IN FAITH
TURNING BACK TO GOD
Others will be added, this is a strong example to show that come what may every single experience every little detail in the Bible there is a word which speaks into that issue concerning you. GOD has it all covered in the Bible if only we would all trust and live fear free that the word can truly heal us…
v AMOS 3:3: Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
v 1 Peter 1:24- 25: ..Because all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower fails away, but the word of GOD ENDURES FOREVER.
v 1 Thessalonians 5:11: Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
v Proverbs 6:16-19: These six things the Lord hates: Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
v Proverbs 3: 27-28: Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hands to do so. 28 Do not say to your neighbour go and come back, and tomorrow I will give it when you have it with you.
v Hebrews 13:1: Let brotherly love continue.
v Luke 6:27: But I say to you who hear, love your enemies do good to those who hate you..
v Proverbs 8:17:I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.
v 1 John 2:15: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
v John 15:9: as my Father loved me, I also have loved you, abides in my love.
v Leviticus 19:18: You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself; I am the Lord.
v Deuteronomy 6:5: You shall love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.
v Matthew 5:43-45: …But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven; for He makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
v John 13:34,35: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
v Isaiah 43:4: since you were precious in my sight, you have been honoured, and I have loved you, therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life.
v Jeremiah 31:3: The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn for you.
v John 3:16, 17: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
v Romans 5:5-8: Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
v Titus 3:4-7: But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour towards man appeared, not by His works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly though Jesus Christ our saviour, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
v 1 John 4:8-11: He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Hi. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be propitiation for our sins. Beloved if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
v 1 Corinthians 13: …. Love suffers long and is kind, love does not envy, love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…..
v 1 Peter 4:8: And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.
v Luke 22:31,32: And the Lord said ‘Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you; that your faith should not fall, and when you have returned to me, strengthen your brethren.
v John 16:33: These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace, in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
v Romans 8:37: Yet in all these things we were more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
v 1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
v Ephesians 6: 10-12: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places…
v Hebrews 2:14-18: For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion. For whom, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
v James 1:2-4: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
v Psalm 145:17-19: The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.
v Jeremiah 33:3: Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty thing, which you do not know.
v Matthew 18:19-20: Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them.
v Romans 8:26: Likewise the spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered.
v Hebrews 4:16: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
GROWTH IN FAITH:
v Luke 17: 5-6: And the apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’ So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard of seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
v Romans 10:8-10: But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’ (This is the word of faith which we preach: That if you so confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
v Ephesians 2:8-10: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
v Colossians 2:6-7: As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with Thanksgiving.
v Timothy 4: 14-16: Do not neglect the gift that is in YOU, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on the hands on the eldership. Meditate on these things, give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
v Hebrews 11:6: BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSIBBLE TO PLEASE HIM, FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
TURN BACK TO GOD:
v 2 Chronicles 7:14: IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN AWAY FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.
v Psalm 119:57-59: You are my portion, O Lord I have said that I would keep your words. I entreated your favour with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word. I thought about my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.
v Isaiah 55:7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the righteous man his thoughts, let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
v Acts 3:19: Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be plotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
v 2 Corinthians 7:9: Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a Godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
v Ephesians 4:17-19: This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the Life of God, because the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts, who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
v Ephesians 4:20-24: But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: That you put of concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
v James 4:7-10: Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
PUT GOD FIRST IN ALL THAT YOU DO AND SEE THE RESULT… STAY ENCOURAGED AND HOLD ONTO OUR FAITH..