On social media, I post Bible verses with accompanying messages that have special meaning for people in mental health recovery. You can search the complete collection below.
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|Scripture Number||Verse||Explanation/Devotion||Image||Original Post Date (yyyy/mm/dd)||Special Category|
|#10||"For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."|
—The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
|I am uncertain, yet fully known.||2019/03/31|
|#9||"Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family."|
—Proverbs 18:24 MSG
|It is not necessary to have many friends; what matters is that you have good ones. I also like the NIV version: "One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." That friend is Jesus.||2019/03/03|
|#8||"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."|
—Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
|God is love, and God loves you. Choose to love today.||2018/09/09|
|#7||"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."|
—Paul, Galatians 6:9 NIV
|#6||"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."|
—Galatians 6:2 NIV
|#5||"Why am I discouraged?|
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!"
—Psalms 42:11 NLT
|Is there anyone or anything more worthy of your hope?||2017/08/27|
|#4||"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."|
—James 1:2-4 NIV
|Sometimes God allows our faith to be tested so that we may grow in endurance and wisdom.||2017/07/30|
|#3||"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." |
—1 John 4:18 NIV
|People who do not have God's perfect love have reason to fear, but always remember that there is no condemnation for those who walk in the light of Christ.||2017/03/05|
|#2||"This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him." |
—Psalm 91:2 NLT
|You can look in many earthly places for safety and comfort: fortresses, relationships, treasures, control, human wisdom and understanding. You can avoid the situations that bother you and try endlessly to appease your agonizing thoughts and feelings by following them wherever they might lead, but these responses will only lead to a worsening of your condition. In this cruel world, there is no solace to be found that can completely erase the inescapable pain of being human, and there is no comfort to be found that will replace the long road ahead of you with mental illness. There is only acceptance in faith, and faith that there is a God in whom you can trust to guide you and strengthen you as you go about your journey to recovery, and to the eternal comfort waiting for you in Heaven.||2017/02/26|
|#1||"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." |
—1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
|Always remember that you are loved. There is always hope for the one who has faith.||2016/11/20|