If you’re having a hard day and you just want to quit, pick one of these 8 Bible verses to meditate on and to encourage you. Download your scripture cards below for FREE!
I have started and stopped each task ten times today, including writing this post. The dishes took me three times as long to complete as usual. Breakfast and lunch were each an hour late. I didn’t even try on dinner – pizza night it is. I give up.
In the last week, my mother-in-love has come for a visit; my husband contracted the flu bug that he’s still not fully recovered from; we celebrated my son’s third birthday promptly followed by his succumbing to the flu; my baby decided sleeping was no longer okay and has screamed almost non-stop – what happened to my pleasant, easy going child?
Every surface in my home is covered in clutter and messes that I will get to later. I hope. My life has been turned upside down, and if one more person says, “I need…” I might lose it. It takes everything in me to not break down and cry (again). Better yet, it’s grace that I don’t go running from the house, quitting motherhood and screaming, “Mercy!”
It’s these sort of days that I need Jesus all the more. Maybe you’re having one of those days. Let’s allow God’s Word to wash over us, encouraging us to persevere and rely on His grace to persevere.
8 Bible Verses for When You Want to Quit
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~Galatians 6:9
But he said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ~Matthew 6:34
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. ~Matthew 16:24-25
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ~John 15:5
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:29-31
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. ~Psalm 51:10-12
If you’re having a hard day and you just want to quit, pick a verse from above. Write it on a notecard. Carry it around with you. Meditate on it and let it change you from the inside out.
We are not alone. God is with us and He will strengthen us for His glory.
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