Since we’ve established that the Bible is a miracle Book and can be trusted then we must use it! Remember, “A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t!” The Word of God has been strengthening people and leading them to salvation for hundreds of years. The prophet Jeremiah said, “Ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16) So let’s look at some of the most common problems which face us and see what the Bible says to help.
PROBLEMS: We all have them and they can overwhelm us and we tend to imagine the worst but God says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) With problems comes anxiety but God also says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
LONELINESS: Even in our busy world there are SO many lonely people and God is with the lonely and brokenhearted. You see, even He knew what loneliness was like being forsaken and hung on a cross for us. We can trust Him in our lonely times. “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17) “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) Jesus said, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
FEAR: In our violent world and when so many forces of evil seem to dominate, Jesus assures us, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) The Psalmist also assure us, “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.” (Psalm 118:6,7) And finally a well-known passage, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
These would be good verses to put on 3×5 cards and memorize them. Then when you are worried, anxious, lonely or afraid all you need to do is open up your toolbox, and pull out God’s tool to fix the problem. God’s Word is powerful and alive and available, all we need to do is use it!