Where to Look in the Bible When You...
need rest and peace . . . Matthew 11:25-30?
worry . . . Matthew 6:19-34?
are lonely or fearful . . . Psalm 23
?need peace of mind . . . John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-8?
are disappointed by people . . . Psalm 27?
grow bitter or critical . . . 1 Corinthians 13?
have sinned . . . Psalm 51; 1 John 1
?are discouraged . . . Psalm 34
?feel God seems far away . . . Psalm 139
?think the world seems bigger than God . . . Psalm 90?
are sick . . . Psalm 41
?feel sorrowful . . . John 14; Psalm 46
?are in danger . . . Psalm 91?
want courage . . . Joshua 1:1-9
?need assurance . . . Romans 8?
forget your blessings . . . Psalm 103
?are looking for joy . . . Colossians 3
?leave home to travel . . . Psalm 121
?think of investments . . . Mark 10:17-31
?need guidelines for living . . . Matthew 5-7; Romans 12?
need rules of conduct . . . Exodus 20:1-17
?need to know God's will for your life . . . Proverbs 3:1-6
Making Life's Most Important Choices
The Bible is full of wonderful assurances and promises for all who believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. But each person must accept Jesus as his own Savior before he can claim these promises personally. How can these promises be yours? The Bible says that you must...
Recognize that you cannot be saved by trying to be good, or by doing the best you can, or by being a member of a social or religious organization. God says that we are not saved by our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Confess that you cannot save yourself; that you are a guilty sinner worthy of God's righteous judgment; and that you are hopelessly lost without the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior (Romans 10:9-10).
Believe the good news that Christ died for the ungodly (Romans 5:8). He therefore died for you and settled your debt by His death on Calvary's cross. Believe the blessed news that Christ was raised from the dead and now lives to save all who will come to Him in faith (Hebrews 7:25).
Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with a sincere desire to be saved from your sins. For God has promised that "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).
Rely on God's sure promise, not on your feelings. By faith declare that you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed for the forgiveness of your sins. Openly confess Him as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10).