As part of the Israel Today Summer Celebration we asked you, our Israel Today community, to share your favorite encouraging Bible verses for these challenging times and current events we are going through.
Your response was, well… encouraging, with over 7,500 views and over 100 responses.
Thank you, dear Online Community!
Here is a selection of YOUR verses from our Facebook “poll.”
Top scoring verses listed at the end. See if you agree.
Lu – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
David – Genesis 22 -17&18.in blessings I will bless you, in multiplying I will multiply your descendant’s as the stars in the heaven and as the sand which is at the seashore and your descendants shall possess the gates of their enemies, in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because you have obeyed my voice.
Shelia Dunham Worley – God has not giving us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Lisa – If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you…
Marjorie – Mathew 4:4, Revelation of Torah. Given to Moses from the LORD’s mouth. Laws and ordinances still apply. Praise the LORD for the blessing in it and nailing the curses to the cross.
Darlene – It is written, “Have I not commanded you to be strong and very courageous? Be not afraid for the Lord your God is with you where ever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Ruth – Trust in Lord always, for He is our great refuge.
Cyndy – Proverbs 3:5, 6. Trust. Don’t lean. He will direct your path.
Janet – God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen. Hallelujah.
Paula – Jesus is the way, the truth and the light. I think this is what Matthew said!
Deborah – Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower.
Tommy – Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil for the Lord my God is with me.
Sherry – Numbers 11:23 The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”
Elaine – Phil. 3:20. Our citizenship is in heaven. Happy days!
Joe – Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake.
Susie – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him, shall not perish!
Bonnie – Too many, but recently I had to remind myself “the light shines in darkness, and the darkness has NOT overpowered it“ John 1:5.
T.J. – The Gospel of John Chapter 14, verses 1-6. Let not your heart be trouble. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would not have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare…
Al – Isaiah 53
Margie – I can do all things through CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS me. Philippians 4:13
Gerrie – Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17-19
Douglas – Psalm 118:24 “This is the day The Lord hath made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.”
Donia – With men it is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
Merdy – I am building a mansion for you in Heaven so where I am you may be also.
Barbara – All who call upon the Lord will be saved!
Dawn – The entire 8th chapter of Romans
James – Even so come Lord Jesus!
Tom – Isaiah 40:31……Wait upon the Lord…….
Matt – Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…
Bonnie – John 3:16.
Iain – “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Tommy – There is therefore now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Xsie – You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
Bro Lyan – Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Donna – John 14, Let not your heart be troubled.
Theresa – Be still. And know that I am God.
Michele – I will never leave you or forsake you…
Mauricio – Psalm 61: 1-4.
Mechelle – I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Lee-Ann – Joel 2:25
Patricia – God is love
Barbara – John 3:16
Mary – Isaiah 41:10
Steve – Psalm 91
Cindy – If God is for us who can be against us?!
Carolyn – Isaiah 40:31
Karen – Psalm 91
Marilyn – Psalm 91
Debbie – Psalm 91
Nonoa – Matt 13:24-30
Maudie – Ps 91:10
Praveen – Psalm 91
Lucille – I AM
Debbie – Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Miriam – Proverbs 4:20-27
SJ – Jeremiah 29:11-13 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.
Lisa – “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4
Almar – Romans 8:32
Harold – I have so many favorites, where to begin…I love the Lord’s Prayer. I can’t think of a better prayer to pray, that has not already first come from the lips of Jesus Christ. Anything else, I could possibly write, would pale in comparison…
Saskia – Christ Is Supreme 15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation…
Emma – I Thessalonians 4: 13 Brothers, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will …
Diane – Psalms 30:5. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Teresa – Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.…
Louise – Psalm 118:8. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
Linda – John 2 Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as they soul prospereth.
Marcia – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5,6
Boe – Matthew 10:28, fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell
Dennis – 2 Corinthians 4:7 NKJV But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
Drahcir – Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Sarah – Jeremiah 45 :5 ….( in the context of evil to come upon all flesh ) .I will give you your life as a snatched up prize of war wherever you go.
Lynn – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Teddy – In all things, Yehovah works for the good of those who love Him, according to His will.
Dee – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 KJV)
Joshua David – “All the kings of earth will praise you, Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth.” (Psalms 138:4 NABRE).
Lori – John 16:33 These things l have spoken to you, that in ME you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, l have overcome the world.”
Vanessa – Psalm 91:14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.…
Alethea – Trust in The Lord with all thine heart and Lean not to Your Own Understanding. Follow Him in All Thy ways and He will guide Thy Paths Proverbs 3:5-6
Amber – John 13:34 A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.
Jomy – ““Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”” Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV
Luanna – I can do all thing thru Christ that strengthens me
Rosario – Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Marilyn – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Betty – The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want Ps23:1
Jill – Isaiah 41:10 Fear no for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteousness right hand.
Fredreana – Revelations 21 verse 7 he that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be my son
Judy – Because I have put the Lord always before me …He is at my right hand and I will not be shaken…
Karen – Psalms 50 10-11 …cattle on a thousand hills are mine
Alan – Phil 1:6. The Holy Spirit has begun a good thing in you and will continue to KICK BUTTS until Jesus returns.
Lana – Isaiah 40:31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;…
Theresa – Heb. 5:6,7 I will never leave thee not forsake thee assuredly not.
M Nirv – Revelation 3 v 11
Jan – Exodus 33:14……My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest
Ralph – If God be for Us, then Who Shall Be Against Us.
Linda – Joel 2 :25.”Restore to me the years the cankerworm has eaten.”
Willie – When I SEE THE BLOOD I WILL PASS OVER YOU
Jam – Leviticus 19:33,34 – “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
Jennifer – God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…(Psalm 46)
Alberto – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
William – You should also know this Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money…
Michael – Be still and know that I am the Lord your God.
Lana – John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Dominique – Matthew 11:28
Paul – Psalm 23
Waleed – Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise for them a Prophet like you (Moses) from among their brethren and will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them, all that I command him.”
Wendy – Psalm 23 The Lord (Jesus Christ) is my Shepherd. I shall not be in want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His names sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me…
Deborah – ROMANS 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” HE DID NOT SAY all things are good, just that He will work it all out FOR YOUR GOOD…
Janet – For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Gary – John:3:16
Anne – Psalm 91 v11-12
Rose – His love endures forever
Anna – Isaiah 41:10
Arthur – I Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
Teddi – James 4:7
Judy – Be Still and know that I am God.
Joyce – Isaiah 41 : 10
Bell – Be still and know that He is God.
Pat – God does not give a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind
Gloria – John 3:16
Shawn – Philippians 1v21 For me to live is Christ to die is gain
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