Here is guidance from Bible quotes that focus on everyday life that will give you direction and answers, while helping you to be less critical of yourself and others and guide you toward finding your inner peace!
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
– Philippians 4:13
Our strength begins with faith in and relationship with God. He is always watching over us. Even when challenges come our way, we are not alone.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
God has equipped us to handle whatever this life can dish out.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
–1 Corinthians 10:13
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Many people fear the unknown. An old saying goes: “Wherever you are is where you’re supposed to be.” God has set the path before us in life. We only need trust in Him.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
God watches over our journey.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
– Psalm 91:11-12
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Kindness evolves out of love. It is a direct extension of loving attitude.
“In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the Prophets.”
Kindness is reciprocal. There’s no guarantee, but people often respond to kindness with kindness. And in most cases, people respond to anger or aggression with the same.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
As Christians, our job is to be a mirror image of Jesus: Loving, kind and forgiving. Christians are representatives of Christ and the faith.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
We always are in control of our choices of action and words.
There are three things you need to do to keep negativity out of your life. First, distance yourself from negative people.
“As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,”
We can become the company we keep.
“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.'”
– 1 Corinthians 15:
But we also need to be wary of people who claim to be Christians but to un-Christian things. The Bible warns about such people saying they…
“Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
– 2 Timothy 3:5
Second, do not be someone who fosters negativity.
There are many sayings about actions such as our “actions speak for us” and “actions speak louder than words.” Our actions and words reveal who we are. A Christian speaks words of kindness, love, reconciliation, harmony and unity.
“And he said, ‘What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.'”
– Mark 7:20-23
Such negativity can come out on we focus more on the world than we do on the teachings of Christ and following the commandments of God.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Third, you are what you focus on. Focus on the positive and all things that represent goodness.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
– Philippians 4:8