CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From both the New and Old Testament, helpful passages for spiritual guidance when you are:

1.  ANGRY

2.  CONFUSED

3.  DEPRESSED

4.  DESERTED BY LOVED ONES

5.  DISCOURAGED

6.  FEARFUL

7.  IN DOUBT ABOUT GOD

8.  IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE

9.  IN NEED OF PEACE

10.  PHYSICALLY SICK

11.  TROUBLED

ANGRY

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Psalm 37:8

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Proverbs 14:16-17

16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. 17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

Proverbs 14:29

29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Proverbs 15:1

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 16:32

32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

Proverbs 25:21-22

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Matthew 5:22-24

22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 6:14

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Romans 12:19

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:26

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:8

8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

Hebrews 10:30

30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

James 1:19-20

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

CONFUSED

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Psalm 32:8

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 119:165

165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

Proverbs 3:5-6