10 Passages That Refresh My Soul Again and Again

There are times I sit down with the Lord, my water-stained Bible in hand, and I expect Him to teach me something new. And sometimes He doesn’t do that. Because my God knows better than I do that I don’t always need new. Sometimes I need comfort and familiarity. Sometimes I need the joy of my favorite weather. Sometimes I need the simple relaxation of a bath and tea. Sometimes I just need my soul to be refreshed by the same ten passages that refresh it over and over again.

Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Song of Songs 8:6 “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”

Isaiah 40:4-5 “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Luke 12:7 “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Ephesians 2:6-8 “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”

Hebrews 6:19a “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe for our “God is a consuming fire.”

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”