bible passages that have helped you overcome something


proud christian
#1
I'm just curious... what bible verses or passages have helped you in times of struggle? For me when I when through self hatred/destruction Psalm 139 and Psalm 31 really helped me. Psalm 139 talks about how God created you perfectly. We aren't perfect so what I mean is he created you just the way he wanted you to be and how as a Christian you are perfect in his sight.

Psalm 31 was a breaking point for me. Once I realized that my self hatred was an act of satan, it kept me from suicide and it brought me back to Christ.
Psalm 31:
1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.

3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

4 Free me from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.

5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
I trust in the LORD.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.

8 You have not handed me over to the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place.

9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and my body with grief.

10 My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
and my bones grow weak.

11 Because of all my enemies,
I am the utter contempt of my neighbors;
I am a dread to my friends—
those who see me on the street flee from me.

12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;
I have become like broken pottery.

13 For I hear the slander of many;
there is terror on every side;
they conspire against me
and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God."

15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from my enemies
and from those who pursue me.

16 Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.

17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD,
for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
and lie silent in the grave.

18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
for with pride and contempt
they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

19 How great is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you,
which you bestow in the sight of men
on those who take refuge in you.

20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
from the intrigues of men;
in your dwelling you keep them safe
from accusing tongues.

21 Praise be to the LORD,
for he showed his wonderful love to me
when I was in a besieged city.

22 In my alarm I said,
"I am cut off from your sight!"
Yet you heard my cry for mercy
when I called to you for help.

23 Love the LORD, all his saints!
The LORD preserves the faithful,
but the proud he pays back in full.

24 Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD.


That passage really helped me a lot. Verse 8 and 24 really convicted me a lot during my time of struggle.

I'm just curious to see what scriptures have helped other people!

Speak soon X
 
mrmom2
#2
If your such a proud christian Why are you hiding where are you from and no I'm not looking for your adress .If gods on your side then why must you hide
 
Reverend Blair
#3
I always liked the part about having a little wine. All the begetting would likely be okay too, but there's not enough detail.
 
Vanni Fucci
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

I always liked the part about having a little wine. All the begetting would likely be okay too, but there's not enough detail.

I agree Rev...all that "begat, begat, begat" talk kind of turns me on...
 
PoisonPete2
#5
[quote="proud christian"]Psalm 139 talks about how God created you perfectly. We aren't perfect so what I mean is he created you just the way he wanted you to be and how as a Christian you are perfect in his sight.

Answer - what kind of twisted hypocrite is this God of yours. You are saying "as a Christian you are perfect in his sight" but didn't this God also create Jews, Hindus, Musselmen, Taoists, Shintu and the Cargo People of Micronesia? Are all these People less than perfect? If so, wasn't that God's doing, making various levels of mankind? That's pretty sick, don't you realize? You say "He created you just the way he wanted you to be". Well then He created homosexual Christians. What a twist that is because according to another thread you created, you call homosexuality a sin. So you are putting down God's creations.

If you are going to create opponent threads and prostletize on these threads, you should remember that those who would teach in the name of Jesus are going to be judged harshest.
 
Canucklehead
#6
The best and most helpful passage of the bible for me was the passage of that cursed little book into the bin. (there was no recycling back then)
 
mrmom2
#7
Isn't a begat something you eat with cheese and wine ? :P
 
neocon-hunter
#8
Well many passages helped me at one time. I was out camping and had no toilet paper.......................
 
Ocean Breeze
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by neocon-hunter

Well many passages helped me at one time. I was out camping and had no toilet paper.......................

damn you ....nc-hunter..... I was eating something and nearly choked as I laughed out loud...


seeing as how you are a newbie......WELCOME ABOARD.....
 
zenfisher
#10
Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.


John Lennon

I find more hope inthat short lyric than anything I've read in the bible
 
mrmom2
#11
No no no no no not that fecking song arggggg feck I can't stand it ahhhhhh now the feckers going to be stuck in my head playing over and over Feck
 
Laika
#12
Whenever I am convinced that everyone in my family is crazy, this little passage helps me remember that things could be worse:

Now Lot went up out of Zo'ar, and dwelt in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to dwell in Zo'ar; so he dwelt in a cave with his two daughters.

31 And the first-born said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth.

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring through our father."

33 So they made their father drink wine that night; and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.

34 And on the next day, the first-born said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring through our father."

35 So they made their father drink wine that night also; and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.


 
gopher
+1
#13  Top Rated Post
"the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world"

I John 2:16


therefore,

"love mercy, and walk humbly with God"

Micah 6:8
 
Mad_Hatter
#14
Wow kids,

Since I have joined this quaint little forum not even a week ago I have been quite impressed with the high quality of discussions and debates which I have seen. This thread, however has totally disillusioned me.

It is very hypocritical of some of you to needlessly mock, insult and discriminate against Christianity.

Imagine the torrent of backlash if someone were to say something as insulting as:
Quote:

Well many passages helped me at one time. I was out camping and had no toilet paper.......................

about the Koran?

Comments like
Quote:

The best and most helpful passage of the bible for me was the passage of that cursed little book into the bin. (there was no recycling back then)

would not be tolerated about any other religion so why is it deemed acceptable to belittle Christians in this way?

Blatent hatred and disrimination of Christianity by the athiest is just as disgusting as blatent hatred and discrimination against homosexuality by Christians.

Hatred and discrimination of any kind is wrong. Get off your high horses and be a little more respectful.
 
no1important
#15
 
Ocean Breeze
#16
 
Canucklehead
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter

Wow kids,

Since I have joined this quaint little forum not even a week ago I have been quite impressed with the high quality of discussions and debates which I have seen. This thread, however has totally disillusioned me.

It is very hypocritical of some of you to needlessly mock, insult and discriminate against Christianity.

Imagine the torrent of backlash if someone were to say something as insulting as:

Quote:

Well many passages helped me at one time. I was out camping and had no toilet paper.......................

about the Koran?

Comments like
Quote:

The best and most helpful passage of the bible for me was the passage of that cursed little book into the bin. (there was no recycling back then)

would not be tolerated about any other religion so why is it deemed acceptable to belittle Christians in this way?

Blatent hatred and disrimination of Christianity by the athiest is just as disgusting as blatent hatred and discrimination against homosexuality by Christians.

Hatred and discrimination of any kind is wrong. Get off your high horses and be a little more respectful.

Welp, since you decided to quote me I feel obliged to respond.
Please do us both a favour and check any of my postings regarding religion. It's not that I have some innate hatred for christianity, the issue is organised religions period. Had the topic been Islam and the Quran, well...the response would have been the same if I was forced to attend and been initiated into their cult against my will as was the case with christianity. I hold nothing against those who believe in god as they see fit so long as they keep it in the privacy of their own home/head, where it belongs. Bring it into public domain and it's fair game.

Welcome to the board btw
 
GL Schmitt
#18
Mad_Hatter,

If you search out Proud_Christian’s past posts you might come to believe that this could be the method the forum’s posters have hit upon to encouraging P_C to “shake the dust from his sandals” and walk on.

Few here take faith-based political/social instruction, well.


In keeping with that intent:


Quote:

The Lord Giveth, the Feds Taketh Away (external - login to view)

When William H. Irvin III received a government check for $836,939.19 in June, 1992, he considered it a gift from God since he had recently prayed for self-sufficiency. A federal court jury in Kansas City, Mo., was unmoved: it was a computer error, they said, not God, which boosted his $183.69 check to the higher amount. Convicted of knowingly spending government money, filing a false tax return and money laundering, he faces 43 years in prison and a $1.25 million fine. (AP)

...Then his prayers have been answered: he won’t have to buy food or shelter for 40 years.


Welcome to Canadian Content, Mad_Hatter.
 
missile
#19
I sorta like that passage about "not spilling your seed on the ground"
 
bevvyd
#20
I second canuckelhead, we don't have other religious pushers posting passages and trying to convert us.
 
Jo Canadian
#21
Holy cow guys... all PC really asked is if there were any bible passages that have helped you overcome something??

That's a pretty clear cut Yes/No type answer if you ask me. If you never had any passages or philosopies from the bible help you deal with youself, then just say nope. If yes, I'm sure you have something to say about it. I'm not quite religious in the traditional sense either, but don't you think it's a little mean to go for the throat for reasons not quite related to the problem?? Even if there was some headbutting on a different thread??


 
GL Schmitt
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Jo Canadian

. . . Holy cow guys... That's a pretty clear cut Yes/No type answer if you ask me. . .

If you look in another thread, you will note that P_C also asked another question recently: “homosexuality? wrong or right?

That also appears to be a simple binary-response question, too.

He used that to dump into the thread all the ususal Religious Not-Bright But Right citations from the Bible proving his point.

I think this falls into the fool-me-once philosophy.


Beside, some of the responses really were funny!
 
Mad_Hatter
#23
I need to agree with Jo.

I was brought up in the Christian Church, and don't get me wrong, I have always had my issues it. I found it hard in high school and in university (especially here, because I'm a biology major) to tell people that I was religious because to most the words "unconventional" (or "prejudice", or "extremist" or any number of things) and "religious" are mutually exclusive. Inform anyone you're a Christian and you're greeted with looks of disgust and judgements such as "oh, you must hold such and such prejudiced belief systems then."

Well, I can assure you I'm not conventional in any sense of the word, especially the religious one. But it still bugs me when people attack Christianity for no reason other than their own scorn. It has become acceptable in today's society to mock and insult Christians, perhaps because it is the most mainstream out of any Canadian religion. I am not sure.

To me, if Proud_Christian posed a question about the bible that you found offensive (though I'm not how it is offensive simply because it is religious) there's a simple solution, ignore the thread. It's possible that people's blatent mockery of Christianity offended some as much as Christian's blatent prejudice against homosexuality has.

Also, before I paint myself as some tight ***, stick in the mud (perhaps too late for that? ) I'd like to point out that I posted an equally critical attack on Christianity in the homosexuality thread that GL Shmitt refered too.
 
Jo Canadian
#24
Quote:

If you look in another thread, you will note that P_C also asked another question recently: “homosexuality? wrong or right?”

That also appears to be a simple binary-response question, too.
He used that to dump into the thread all the ususal Religious Not-Bright But Right citations from the Bible proving his point.

I think this falls into the fool-me-once philosophy.
Beside, some of the responses really were funny!

I know there's no denying that biblical quotes were used in that other thread...it's almost expected.

I see it this way as: Since the quotes weren't well received in the other thread. P_C is essentially asking if there are any quotes that you may find worthwhile if not helpful...that's what I see as a Yes/No thing, no reading between the lines.

I don't know many passages but I like the "spilling the seed on the ground" one quite amusing. Although I have no idea how I'd be able apply that passage to help me overcome something.
 
GL Schmitt
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Jo Canadian

. . . Since the quotes weren't well received in the other thread. P_C is essentially asking if there are any quotes that you may find worthwhile if not helpful. . . .

Considering P_C’s previous actions, can you blame people for not sharing any favourite verse, if they have any, out of a reluctance from wrangling over whether or not one has interpreted the Bible correctly, in accordance with Proud_Christian’s infallible insight.
 
p106_peppy
#26
Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

And I also love this one passage from, I think it's 2nd peter? But it talks about how the world will mock you for your beliefs, yet at the same time they will ask you why your life is so happy and fulfilling. The way to share Gods love is through example.

I'll try and look it up and post it. It’s really inspiring, especially on this board where everyone loves to bash us Christians.

Edit: Ok, so it's not 2nd peter. It's a great book though anyway, as is all of the bible. I'll keep looking.
 
manda
#27
O.k, you get all bothered when you are being bashed, but you keep trying to shove christianity in the faces of some who do not believe. Leave Well Enough Alone. I have faith, but I don't force it on anyone, and nobody pushes their belief system down my throat. bugger off trying to save the world, and save your breath for those who want to hear it
 
p106_peppy
#28
I'm not forcing it down your throat! a question was asked about what bible passages I find inspiring. I answered it. If you find christianity so offensive then why are you in this thread? Maybe you should take your hatred and bigotry towards christians elsewhere. and if you bash me, I'll bash you right back. I may be a christian, but I'm not perfect, no human is, I will stoop to your level if you dont take your intollerance and shove it.

ps. you're going to hell
 
Jo Canadian
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by p106_peppy

ps. you're going to hell

That's a good example of pushing it, I believe.
 
peapod
#30
oh ya peppy, well I call bull****! the only hell is the kind you and your mentally ill fundies make. Your a blight on the face of the planet.
 

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