“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.

Sometimes You Just Want to Scream

Have you ever gotten to the point where you’ve just HAD it with hard times? Whether it’s an ongoing battle with mental health, troubles at work, or fears about your future you can’t seem to shake, after dealing with the same struggle over and over, sometimes you just want to scream.

So, scream.

Scream to God. Set the heavy stuff on his shoulders.

In this Scripture Meditation, we’re taking a page from David, and meditating through a Psalm that invites us to lay it all out—the frustration, misery, and total “done-ness” of hard times.

Psalm 6:6–7

6 I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.

Prayers of Response

God, I come to you with my groaning and weeping about _________, because I can’t handle it on my own.

Father, I know that you hear my prayers because _________.

Prayer Requests

Because I am worn out from the sorrow of _________, would you give me a renewed sense of strength?

Lord, please help _________ (name) to know they’re invited to come before you and share honestly about their struggle.

Prayers of Readiness

Today, I’m going to choose to trust that you care about _________, because it’s something that’s affecting me.

You, Lord, are capable of guiding me through this season of _________, so I will keep bringing my worries to you.


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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