20 Empowering Verses for Your Quiet Time

Being in need of fresh inspiration is no new problem. Quiet time in the word with Jesus can be such an incredible time. Yet, every once in a while (and a few times in between! 😉 ), thoughts and emotions become too overwhelming or simply more appealing than concentrating on what you’re reading. We all know that moment when we suddenly realize we have no idea what we just read (#allthetime).

I’ve pulled together some amazing verses for you to help you refocus your mind, rejuvenate your soul, and empower you for your day. Don’t forget that prayer is also a powerful thing. It’s not just talking; it’s conversing with God! How beautiful is that? 🙂

 

20 Empowering Verses for Your Quiet Time

20 Empowering Verses for Your Quiet Time

Before we jump in, I’d like to say that keeping a devotional/prayer journal is a wonderful journey tool. You can write down prayers, thoughts, Bible verses, or whatever is on your heart. It’s a great way to think things through, get things off your chest, and remember special Bible verses. Being able to look back through to regain inspiration, remember things you went through, etc, is a wonderful help as well. Okay, enough of that, let’s get on to the verses! 😉

(1) Ephesians 3:20-21

Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

 

(2) Hebrews 13: 5-6

…for He himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:  “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

 

(3) Psalm 18: 1-2

I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

 

(4) Philippians 4: 6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

(5) Ephesians  3: 11-12

…Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

 

(6) Psalm 18: 29

For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall.

 

(7) Philippians 4: 13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

(8) Philippians 3: 20-21

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. 

 

(9) Psalm 20: 7-8

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stand upright.

 

(10) James  4: 7-8

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

 

(11) 1 Peter 5: 10

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

 

(12)  Romans 8: 31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

(13) James 5: 15-16

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of the righteous man avails much.

 

(14) Matthew 11: 30

“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

(15) James 4: 10

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

 

(16) 1 John 5: 4-5

For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the word – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

(17) 1 John 5: 14

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

 

(18) 1 John 4: 4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

(19) Psalm  26: 1

… I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip.

 

(20) Deuteronomy 31: 8

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

*All scripture is from the NKJV.

 

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20 Empowering verses for your quiet time

Finding the Strength to Endure Anything| Vibrant Womanhood

All right, let’s get on with today’s study, shall we?


Vibrant Womanhood Bible Study

I’m still figuring out the life God has called me to. Not because I don’t have vision or focus, but because each day has it’s own little twists and turns. Opportunities appear out of nowhere and others disappear just as fast. So in other words, it’s important to take each step one at a time and not try to bite onto more than God is giving us. Yeah, I’m one of those guilty parties!

I just love having everything figured out. Literally months and years all planned out exactly what I’m going to do and where I’m going to be. And while some of it certainly works out, more often than not, a curve ball comes my way and I’m left standing there wandering what on earth is going to happen next. It keeps life interesting! 😉 Continue reading “Finding the Strength to Endure Anything| Vibrant Womanhood”

The Confidence of Christ | Vibrant Womanhood

Vibrant Womanhood #1Hello, ladies! I’m incredibly excited to bring you the first installment of the Vibrant Womanhood Bible study series. The first of hopefully many more to come! I will be sharing my heart, lots of scripture, prayers, and inspiration to help you live in Vibrant Womanhood! It’s also a sisterhood here, not just me talking. Let’s all join in and share our thoughts, prayers, and encouragement with one another in the comment section. Let it be a circle of Vibrant Womanhood!

Though this is specifically for ladies, guys are welcome to read along as well. Grab your your prayer or devotional journal and Bible (I will be sharing references so that you can look them up for yourself!), curl up and dig in! Continue reading “The Confidence of Christ | Vibrant Womanhood”

Unashamed to Speak

I’m going to be bluntly honest: being a blogger can be difficult at times. There’s the temptation to ignore things God has laid on my heart to share that I know might not go over well with some people. I might get better stats on my blog if I do things my own way and avoid certain subjects. But really, what is the purpose of this blog? To give you all the same things that you’ve already heard a million times? No. The true purpose is to encourage and enlighten those who visit and help them gain a closer walk with Jesus as well as being my creative outlet.

For all Christians, there’s the temptation to share with the rest of society only the things that people want to hear. In a lot of cases, difficult topics are largely ignored. We don’t like getting our toes wet so we side-step the puddle. Are we ashamed to speak the truth? If so, what does that say about our walk with the Lord? Continue reading “Unashamed to Speak”

The Day I Finally Gave Up

I had hit the bottom. Literally. For weeks, I’d been struggling, trying to balance a myriad of responsibilities, financial problems, and a ton of various pressures (both perceived and real).

Most of the time, I was able to keep up-beat. But every once in a while, exhaustion over-whelmed me, and I would spiral downward into a pit of despair. To add to the mess, I was trying to cope with some ongoing health issues that only added worry and affected my sleep. Not good.

It all came crashing on my head, when I figured up my taxes. I didn’t even have that much in my bank account! Fortunately, I do have some cash saved back in hopes of buying a piano some day. But anyway, Good Friday evening, I had a splitting headache. I felt terrible. I was so desperate, I asked my mom to come to my room, and we had a really, really good talk. I was finally able to spill out all that I had been feeling for the past months. It was so good. Continue reading “The Day I Finally Gave Up”

Resisting the Devil

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

We all come up against temptation in our lives. It has happened so many times for me personally, that I don’t even want to start trying to count them all. Continue reading “Resisting the Devil”

Before We’ve Even Asked

“…for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)

This is such a profound thought. God knows what we need. He knows our deepest desires, our longings, and our emotions. He knows when our hearts are crying with pain and we need to be comforted. He sees when our bank account is empty and there is nothing to buy food. He knows everything about us.

God lets us make the choice: if we want his help or not. He doesn’t just step in and make everything go hunky-dory for us. But when we see the need for his help (and it is literally all the time!) and ask for it, he is right there ready and waiting. Continue reading “Before We’ve Even Asked”