What Keeps Me Going This Week: 1 Chronicles 16:34

When life is tough — or even when it’s not — I’ve found comfort in the Bible. My favorite parts change from month to month, week to week, or even day to day.  Honestly, I should read it more than I do, because I’ve also found that life is better when I hang on to its promises and truth.

Here’s the verse that’s speaking to me right now, 1 Chronicles 16:34.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!

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Today, I just need to stop and praise God. It’s funny how quick we are to forget that. He is so good! Let’s praise Him. His steadfast love really does last forever.

This week, what verses remind you of God’s goodness?

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  • rob hart

    I so appreciate that you “get it.” Thanks for continuing to try to remain above the frey. Lots of folks are looking at you and to you for cues. Praise be to God for giving us grace.

    • Bree Merr

      Great article explaining the Palins involvement in pop culture
      @AGUGrizzlies: Pop Culture Matters VOTE 4 Bristol (@BristolsBlog)

  • bellagrazi

    Amen. God gives us His unconditional love. We need to return in kind.

  • breanne

    That is a great verse my favorite one is Hebrew 13:5b-6 . It has helped me get through a lot of hard times and to this day when I feel lost I always think of this verse, I thought you might also like it.
    5b be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
    6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

    • CJ

      Love this one too, Breanne :)

  • Bree Merr

    This verse and many others help to keep everything in perspective which can be derailed with life many challenges. So very grateful for His Word.

  • Georgia

    Amen.

  • Reallynow

    I thought what got you through the week was reporting on just how “hot” your mother is compared to Juilliana Moore. What kind of person refers to their mother as “hot.” Alaskan immature trash I guess.

    • Phoebe Ivers

      Sad that you don’t realize that scripture is the one thing that encourages so many
      of us and on a daily bases. Reading scripture is so much more effective than words of hate and bitterness.

      • Bree Merr

        Seeing haters’ post can be a reminder of what hate does. They are negative, in a drak emotional, mental, spiritual hole, graceless and without joy.
        REMINDER—- AVOID HATE!!

        • Bree Merr

          dark not drak

        • Reallynow

          As long as your “hot.”

      • Reallynow

        It’s “hot” to read scripture

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Yes we can depend on Lord Jesus for he is the Living Word. Through it we can even forgive those nasty posting.

  • Yvonne

    That is a great scripture.
    When life is rough and tough and you may not feel like praising God .. that is truly when you need to praise Him. Praise your way into victory.

  • http://ronda-rondasinbetweenlivingtoday.blogspot.com/ Ronda

    Psalm 9:1-2 I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you.
    God bless you, Bristol!

  • Kristi King

    This is the verse that keeps me going right now. Knowing that God has plans for me gives me peace and hope. Adrienne and I consistently pray for your family. Hang in there girl!

    Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

  • meloryscott

    Psalm 56:4

    New International Version (NIV)
    4 In God, whose word I praise—
    in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?

  • phil

    Lololololololololol

  • blackbird

    That is a really great question, it had me thinking so I opened the text doc. I have with all sorts of things, usually users comments and this is the last thing I have in it:
    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

  • blackbird

    Hi Bristol, from my last comment this is now my last entry in my text doc.
    Psalm 51:1-2
    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

  • Mike

    I enjoyed the blog and will be back :)

  • NanaJ

    Wishing you and Mark all the best in your dance tomorrow. We will be praying and voting for you. Some are trying to rob your joy. Keep dancing and keep smiling.

  • Linda Redondo

    Hang in there Bristol! God is faithful and His ways are always best for us. Trust Him even when it’s hard. He will bless you for it!

  • BJM

    As a Mother and Grandmother, I am sure that your parents are so very proud of the Beauty that shines through you because of the HOPE you carry within you as a “Daughter of the KING of Kings.” HE is always faithful to those who put their trust in HIM, and with HIM life is awesome, whatever storms he helps us weather. I know you like my own precious daughters have learned this to be true! We are proud of the woman you are becoming and the light you let shine through you! Praying for you and your precious baby boy.

  • http://mollyloubelle.com Molly Lemmons

    Bristol, you are a lovely girl and I love you and all of your family. With all the respect I can muster, I must, however, ask you how you can harmonize your love of the Lord and your faith in Him by participating in DWTS? Your attire is not befitting a Christian Girl’s example, and the moves necessary to allow you to do the dances, do not harmonize with the teachings of Galatians 5:19. Your outward beauty and inward beauty should be one, and perhaps you feel it is, but what you are doing is contradictory to those values. Your blog is beautiful and the references to your faith, your Bible study, and your value systems is indeed uplifting and joyous, but it seems hypocrital in light of the fact that you, by your actions, seem not to actually believe it. I do not mean to be unkind or judgmental, but Bristol, the Scriptures are clear about our love of God not being in compromise with the world. And DWTS is very, very worldy. If you were to stop the music and just watch the “moves,” would you think the couple doing the moves, were engaging in illicit sex? I just felt I needed to talk with you about this because you are in a position to carry the message to the world about what is true, and right, and good in living the Christian life. I know many young girls look to you for that example, and I just want you to send them the God message, not the worldy one. I just hope you receive this message in the way I intended it. I am a great admirer of your mom and I follow her, and listen to her every chance I get. But I know how hard it is for a mother to have a beautiful daughter and not want to show her off a little. It is just human nature, but for the good of the daughter, some things have to be avoided. I guess what prompted this message was the man’s remark who wrote: “Bristol, you need to get some clothes on; you look like a slut…” It just pierced me through the heart to hear it spoken so crudely. Not befitting a young lady of your upbringing. I just ask that you ponder the Scriptures more deeply that you say you “read daily” and let them talk to you about this matter. A sincere heart will find the truth. May God bless you as you go along in life making choices every day. . . . . and may they be WISE choices. Blessings and hugs. Molly Lemmons

  • Marie

    Bristol you are doing an incredible job, and a great example for the young women in our country. You are certainly your mother’s daughter. I vote for you every week, and wish you the best that Life Has to Offer………….you have the entire world out there for you, and reach for the stars.
    Big Hugs, Marie

  • Tootie

    I’m so glad you read the Bible, little Bristol (I call everyone I love Little). Trip is so adorable. My daughter is older than you but told me she just wanted to go to the courthouse to get married. Isn’t that strsange? But she does want really lovely rings, a safari for a honeymoon, lots of children whom she intends to homeschool, and a fairly nice house for them all to live in. Oh, and she wants her husband to be “heaven’s choice” and a really God-fearing man. She threw in she would like him to be close to her age, polished, intelligent and witty. I have a hunch Jesus will give it all to her because I see her life everyday. She loves Jesus very much and serves Him. God bless you, Little. (Psalm 37:4)


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