“Is the Bible relevant today?” Stories from hundreds of years ago, weird names, suuuuper long chapters. It doesn’t always feel relevant. But to read Scripture is another way for God to provide comfort, clarity, and wisdom. These Scripture meditations can help you figure out how to get started reading the Bible.

How to Become More Grounded

Life gets shaky sometimes. God knows this and has given us ways—through people and the comfort of Scripture—to help ground us in hard times.

Knowing who your people are and what you can count on them for will get you through so much of what life throws at you. But! The best grounded-ness comes from knowing God and what we can count on HIM for! And he never changes!! 

Join us in this Scripture meditation through Psalm 23 for a refreshing reminder.

Psalm 23:5-6

5 You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

    my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me

    all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


What This Teaches Us about God

  • He provides for me (v. 5)
  • He overflows my cup with blessings (v. 5)
  • His goodness and love pursue me! (v. 6)
  • He promises me an eternal home (v. 6)

Prayers of Response

Father, I confess that sometimes it’s hard to fully believe that your goodness and love are pursuing me because __________.

Lord, I admit that when it comes to my struggle with _______, I haven’t been bringing it to you. I’ve been  _________ instead.

Prayer Requests

God, please help me to see how you’re present, even in the midst of __________.

Father, please help ________ (name) to be motivated and encouraged to abide in you this week, so he/she can experience what it’s like for his/her cup to “overflow.” 

Prayers of Readiness

Lord, today, my family needs  _________, please lavishly supply us/them with this today. 

Jesus, today, as I __________, help me to see how your goodness and love are pursuing me. 


Turning to Scripture in times of hardship or when you’re in need of guidance is a great way to connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life. Visit this page for more Scripture meditations.

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