The school year is a time of change, growth, and learning. If you want to succeed, you need to be able to focus and persevere during the long days of study.
That being said, many students struggle to stay motivated throughout the entire academic year.
Here are some Bible verses that can help you stay focused and motivated during the school year. You can recite these over and over to motivate you, and to remind yourself of God’s divine plan for you.
Read on to learn which bible verses and passages are good for if you are struggling, or looking for inspiration during the school year.
1. Colossians 3 : 23 – 24
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
2. Proverbs 16 : 3
“Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.”
3. Hebrews 10 : 24 – 25
“And let us consider together how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
4. Matthew 5 : 16
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
5. Proverbs 6 : 10 -11
“‘A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest’ — your poverty will come in like a vagabond and your need like an armed man.”
6. Romans 12 : 2
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
7. Philippians 4 : 6 – 7
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
8. Matthew 6 : 34
“So do not worry about tomorrow: for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
9. Joshua 1 : 9
“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
10. Zephaniah 3 : 17
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
11. Galatians 5 : 22 – 23
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law against these things!”
12. Proverbs 3 : 5 – 6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.”
13. Colossians 3 : 12
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”
14. John 16 : 33
“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
15. Isaiah 41 : 1
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
16. Psalm 34 : 4 – 5, 8
“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
17. Romans 8 : 28
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
18. Romans 15 : 13
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
19. 2 Chronicles 7 : 14
“If my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
20. Philippians 2 : 3 – 4
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
21. Isaiah 58 : 11
“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
22. Psalm 16 : 7 – 11
“I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
23. Proverbs 2 (The Biggest, And Best One)
“1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding 3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair, every good path. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, 13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.
18 Surely her house leads down to death, and her paths to the spirits of the dead. 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”
In conclusion, there are many Bible verses that can help us through any situation – especially when we are struggling with motivation, inspiration, passion, or overwhelming feelings.
We should take time to read passages from the bible each day, so we can learn from them. If you need more than one verse to help you through a particular situation, try looking for a passage that speaks to your specific needs.
It’s important to remember that the Bible was written by people for people, but it was written a long time ago, so they often speak to our situations differently than we might expect.
So, don’t feel like you’re alone! There are plenty of other people going through similar struggles, and hopefully, this list of Bible verses has given you some ideas about how to deal with your own challenges in and out of school.