2 Timothy 3:16, 17 – 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.
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head to the point that you can’t seem to shake it off? Well, with me if I’m not careful, my mind will play the same sad song over and over on the record player in my mind. Except, the song that’s stuck in my head is thoughts of the struggles I’m currently facing. Sometimes I wish that God had a way to pluck that sad song out of our heads and replace it with a joyful noise. Oh, wait! He does replace the song with his Word, the Bible. When I’m struggling the most, I find a Bible verse that talks about my struggle. It can be worry, fear, disappointment, pain or sorrow and they’re written right there for me to meditate on, especially in the Psalms. Then when that circumstance starts eating away at my peace, I can take that verse and push play on that record player in my mind.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.