“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.

Life Is So Unfair Sometimes

Maaaybe we sound a bit like a 3-year-old saying that life is so unfair sometimes, but maybe those 3-year-olds know what’s up.

Sometimes it feels like people don’t even have to work for stuff, and it just comes right to them. It’s especially frustrating when we’re over here working hard, putting in the time, mental strain, and commitment, but can’t seem to get to a place where we’ve got a job we like, and enough of an income to be comfortable. 

If that next career or personal goal feels like it’s just out of reach, and you’re growing frustrated at the ease with which everyone else seems to be cruising through life…this Scripture meditation is for you.

Psalm 37:7-8

7 Be still before the Lord

    and wait patiently for him;

do not fret when people succeed in their ways,

    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

    do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Prayers of Response

God, I feel wronged that other people are succeeding easily, while I struggle with _________.

Lord, I admit that I’m angry because _________. 

Prayer Requests

Show me what it looks like for me to “be still before the Lord” when it comes to _________.

Father, I know it’s futile to constantly compare myself to _________, but I need your help to appreciate the path you have for me.

Prayers of Readiness

Today, as I _________, help me to see the benefits of the season you have me in right now. 

Lord, I will try to “refrain from anger” today, and trust that you’re working out a good plan to _________, even though I can’t see it.


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