“How to get started reading the Bible”—we’ve all googled it before. No matter how far you’ve come on your faith journey, reading the Bible can be hard! We’re right there with you. We see these Scripture meditations as a way to read Scripture in a digestible way. Let’s start together, one verse at a time!

“Always Try to Do the Right Thing”

In general, you try to do what’s good for your family, for others…you try to say the right things, and resist saying the wrong things (or complaining too much)…

But then there are those days where you just don’t have the energy to be patient, or to hold your tongue. You’re probably too sleep deprived to care.

And on those days, God is with you. Maybe you can give yourself a little break, take your need to God, and let him do the fixin’ and the strengthening!  Here’s one way to do just that…

Check out today’s Scripture meditation.  

Psalm 37:3-4

3 Trust in the Lord and do good;

    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Take delight in the Lord,

    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Prayers of Response

Lord, I delight in you because _________. 

I do trust in you, but sometimes, I don’t feel like I have the energy to “do good” because _________. 

Prayer Requests

Please help _________ (name) delight in you so that their desire for _________ is aligned to match what your heart desires.

When it comes to _________, please grow my trust in your plan, and your process. 

Prayers of Readiness

Lord, when it comes to _________, I want to do good, but I need your help to do it by your strength and not my own.

As I _________ today, show me what it looks like to dwell in your presence and enjoy “safe pasture,” because I need it!


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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