Bible Study

Bible studies, Bible study tips, and Bible study methods to help us get to know the God who loves us even more.

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    35 Hope-Filled Bible Verses for Depression and Suicidal Thoughts 

    Throughout my teenage years, I dealt with overwhelming sadness and depression. And I spent many nights considering taking my own life.   I struggled with low self-esteem. The pain of cruel words spoken over me. And with the subtle bullying common among teenage girls. (I can only imagine what girls go through today with the rise of social media. And my heart breaks for them.)  Looking back, I can see that while I had thoughts of suicide, what I really wanted was for the pain to stop. I needed a reason to believe it wouldn’t always be this way. A reason to keep going. A reason to hope for better days.   According…

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    What Rain in the Bible Symbolizes & Why It Matters 

    I’ve always loved rainy days. There is something so peaceful about the sound of rain hitting the ground. Something so relaxing about the smell of the earth. And something so calming about looking upon grey skies.   It makes me want to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book.   But while I love rainy days, what I love even more is discovering what God has to say about rain.   Because when we take a look at what rain in the Bible symbolizes . . . it’s quite fascinating. And it may just teach us to see the next rainy day as an invitation: So…

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    What is the Meaning of the Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor? 

    In Jesus’s earthly ministry, He often spoke in parables. These short but impactful stories were a powerful teaching tool He used to help explain very important principles in easy-to-understand ways.   We can benefit from studying Jesus’s parables because they are full of wisdom, advice, and practical steps to help us in our lives today.   And the parable of the unforgiving debtor is one of those very helpful stories with a very important lesson. What is the parable of the unforgiving servant? The parable of the unforgiving debtor comes shortly after the parable of the lost sheep. And it can be found in Matthew 8:21-35.  The apostle Peter knew that the…

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    50 Encouraging Bible Verses About Mental Strength 

    As someone who struggles with a chronic illness, I know how exhausting health issues can be both physically and mentally.   But you don’t have to struggle with poor health to realize that life is hard sometimes. (Isn’t that an understatement!) And that developing mental strength can be very beneficial.   The first thing we need to do when thinking about building up our mental strength is turn to God and His Word. Because there are so many things God can do to help us.  By reading, meditating on, and studying these verses we can learn how to be strong mentally, so we are better prepared for the hard moments of life.  …

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    36 Bible Verses On Appreciation and Gratitude to God 

    Suffering from health conditions isn’t easy. And so, finding ways to make our lives easier while dealing with broken bodies is very important.   As it turns out, there are many benefits of gratitude listed in the Bible and science is showing that gratitude has been linked to better emotional, mental, and even physical health.   If something as simple as saying, “thank you” can have a profound impact on our lives, health, and mood . . . then we should make it a priority. The problem is that being grateful doesn’t come naturally. It’s something we have to be intentional about. Something we have to work at.   This is…

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    10 Powerful Lessons From the Book of Ruth

    When I was first diagnosed with a chronic illness, it felt like my life had been shattered. All my hopes, plans, and dreams for my future were ruined. The reality of what I was facing overwhelmed my heart. And it felt like my whole world was falling apart.   Have you ever been there?   In a place where you realize life is never going to be the same? A place where you’ve cried out to God over and over again in prayer … and yet your prayers seem to be met with nothing but silence? A place where you feel lost and all alone in the struggles you’re facing?  Have you…

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    40 Comforting Bible Verses for Healing from Trauma  

    When I first became a Christian, I thought my life would be easy. I thought if I did all the right things like going to church, reading my Bible, and making time for daily prayer . . . then God would bless me with an easy life. But then I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. And through that awful experience God completely changed my perspective. The truth is Jesus never promised us an easy, comfortable life. In fact, He told us it would be the exact opposite. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But…

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    27 Astounding Verses on God’s Forgiveness 

    Every time I hear the song, “Amazing Grace” my eyes tear up. Because I know what it’s like to be lost.   To be completely blinded by the darkness of my sin.   To be so ashamed of the things I have done, I would rather go out to draw water at noon . . . than face the condemning stares of those around me. (Read the story of the Samaritan woman in John 4.)  I know what it’s like to hit rock bottom.   And yet, at the bottom I discovered The Rock of Ages. His undeserved mercy rocked my world. His amazing grace swept me off my feet.…

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    30 Meaningful Scriptures for Answered Prayer

    God loves us immensely. But He also knows what’s best for us.   Which means He’s going to answer our prayers in His perfect way. And His perfect timing.   While we may not always understand, we can choose to trust God’s plan.   We can come to Him in our time of need. With a grateful heart. Knowing the importance of prayer. But also knowing it’s more about connecting with the One who loves us . . . than getting what we want.   These Scriptures for answered prayers encourage us to keep praying. Because they remind us that God hears us when we cry out to Him. And He wants to answer our…

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    27 Scriptures on Healing the Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul

    When you live with a chronic illness that affects your everyday life, you tend to think about and pray for healing A LOT.   However, in my journey with the Lord, I am learning there are many ways He wants to heal us. And not all of them are physical.   God knows what is best for us. He can see our entire lives from beginning to end. And He has a plan.   We just have to learn to trust Him. And lean on Him.   Because it is in Him we find healing for our minds, hearts, souls, and bodies.   What Does the Bible Say About Healing? We’re not just physical beings.…