Whether you believe in God or not, it is hard to dismiss the fact that the Bible is the most widely sold and recognized book of all time.
To date, it is available in over 600 languages and there are an estimated 3-5 billion copies in print.
Countless self-help authors have copied teachings from the Bible, made a minor tweak, and then gone on to sell millions of dollars worth of their own book.
Over 2000 years after completion people are still learning from this book and its teachings continue to impact people’s lives dramatically.
If you have never read the bible, please do not be fooled thinking it is composed entirely of “stories” such as Adam and Eve. (I use the term stories loosely).
Analytical thinkers may be quick to dismiss this gem if that is the only view they have of the Bible.
The Bible has more advice on how to live a good life and ease a troubled mind than any other book on this planet.
If you are depressed it offers comfort, if you are anxious it provides peace. If you just want to be the best person you can possibly be, it provides answers and directions.
4 Bible Verses To Soothe Your Troubled Mind
Note: The interpretations provided are that of the author and may very well be interpreted differently by others.
1. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own – Mathew 6:34
If all of your time and energy is spent worrying about tomorrow, what will you have left to give today?
If you are burdened with anxiety, like myself, your mind constantly wanders to future events and paints them black.
It can be so easy to worry about the future that the beauty of the present moment begins to pass us by at an alarming rate.
Not only are we losing our time, but worrying about the future is additionally robbing us of our energy.
Energy is a finite resource.
We have to accumulate a sum before we can spend it.
By worrying, we are constantly spending our savings account and never acquiring any peace or energy.
Today is the only day we can change and ultimately our tomorrow’s boil down to how we approach our current moments.
When we begin to live in day-tight compartments, we stop worrying about things that are out of our control.
With all the extra time and mental capacity this frees up, we are able to address the situations of the present moment.
By addressing the present moment, we are preparing for the future. When we are prepared for the future, we arrive with very few worries.
Would it be wrong to use a quote to further explain a quote? O well, I’m going to do it anyways:
“The load of tomorrow added to that of yesterday, carried today, makes the strongest falter” -Dale Carnegie
2. Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think of such things Philippians 4:8
A few times on this blog I have referred to a book titled “The Power“.
The author, Rhonda Byrne, effectively turned the verse above into a 200-page book.
Unfortunately, as humans, we read something great and then immediately brush it off. Consequently, we need 200 pages to stamp it into our minds.
In my opinion, this is the most powerful verse in the entire Bible.
Express gratitude in your life at every possible chance. Rather than dwelling on small negatives, focus on the enormous blessings life provides you.
Scientists estimate your chance of existing at all to be roughly 1 in 400,000,000,000,000.
The fact that you are alive is a blessing. How often have you thought of that?
When you wake up in the morning, immediately begin to think of great things even if you don’t feel great.
If it’s sunny outside, take a second to soak up the sun and smell the fresh air.
Rather than mindlessly consuming breakfast, enjoy it. Believe it or not, not everyone in the world gets breakfast.
Even though gratitude and positivity may be alien feelings to you, there are so many opportunities every day to consciously be grateful.
You just have to look for them.
Once you find them: stop, take a minute, and focus on them throughout your day.
With effort and persistence, your subconscious mind will begin to play along and your life will change.
An abundance mindset will change your view of the world and with your new view of the world, you can move mountains.
Changing what you allow your mind to automatically drift towards will increase your well-being beyond what you may currently imagine possible.
Post Philippians 4:8 on your wall, take it to heart, and implement it with all the might you can muster.
Your life will become unrecognizable in a matter of weeks.
3. Anyone among the living has hope, even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! -Ecclesiastes 9:4
For anyone who may be suicidal post this on your wall! (After speaking to a professional).
The going may be rough but all stormy seas calm in time.
Anyone among the living still has the blessing to be able to reclaim a beautiful life.
A second chance within reach.
If you made a horrible mistake, you can only fix it while walking this earth. If you feel like a failure, taking the ‘easy’ way out could never change that.
Destiny has a plan for your life and you can only fulfill it whilst among the living.
You can still make an impact in the lives of those around you. A positive one, not one of grief and despair.
Your tenacity grows you every day and, in time, you will make something beautiful out of your traumatic circumstances.
A troubled mind never lasts the test of time.
Stay strong and persevere.
4. Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face troubles of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything – James 1:2-4
Anybody struggling with depression or anxiety I urge you to take solace in this verse.
Your struggles may be greater than anyone may know or understand, your troubled mind a constant torment.
Times may seem unbearable.
With any effort you can muster, continue to put one foot forward and persevere through your circumstances.
In time you will find the light and you will have been forged into someone who is unbreakable.
This verse offered me dramatic comfort during my times of turmoil.
I held faith that my struggles would manifest into something greater and due to that faith they did.
My previous pain matured me beyond my years and I now know what true happiness is. I find happiness in everyday life and you can too.
This verse serves as a reminder to view any setback in life as an opportunity to grow and mature into a well-rounded individual.
By viewing setbacks, of any size, as opportunities to grow, you will ironically be catapulted to whatever success you aim for.