1. Faith is the ability to not panic. (Isaiah 26:3) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
2. If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you prayed, don’t worry. (John 14:14) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
3. As a child of God, prayer is kinda like calling home every day. (Psalm 119:76) Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. (Romans 5:3-5) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (3) And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (4) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (5)
5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot. (Psalm 46:10) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
6. Do the math. Count your blessings. (James 5:11) Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. (Galatians 5:22-23) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (22) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (23)
8. Dear God: I have a problem. It’s me. (James 4:7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted. (Proverbs 25:11) A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
10. Laugh every day – it’s like inner jogging. (Proverbs 17:22) A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
11. The most important things in your home are the people. (Deuteronomy 11:18-20) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (18 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (19) And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: (20)
12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. (Preach it!) (Hebrews 5:13-14) For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (13) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (14)
13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. Come on in. (Revelation 3:20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. (James 5:8-9) Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. (8 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. (9)
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
16. We do not remember days but moments. Life moves too fast so enjoy your precious moments. (Psalm 90:12) So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it’s just hearsay. (I Corinthians 10:13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
18. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done. (Psalm 9:10) And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
19. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you’re seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck. (Psalm 31:24) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. (Psalm 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.