What Keeps Me Going This Week: Deuteronomy 31:6

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, Deuteronomy 31:6.

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

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I have nothing to fear. God is always with me.  Now, remembering that is another story!

This week, what verses give you strength and courage?

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  • Joseph


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    That is so true God is with you all the time. We are to in voting for you every week. You are
    a beautiful person and a wonderful mom to Tripp. Stay strong.

  • CJ

    Bristol, I love Deuteronomy 31:6 too!

    I’d like to share these with you as well…..

    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)

    The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

    The Lord is with you, Mark and your family are with you and we’re all with you.
    A canopy of LOVE just for YOU! <3 <3 <3

  • meloryscott

    Thanks for recommending the books by Charles Spurgeon, I love his writings.

  • meloryscott

    “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
    2 Kings 6:16

    Romans 8:31:
    What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

    • meloryscott

      15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.

      16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

      17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
      2Kings 6:15-17

  • meloryscott

    He delights to give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

    “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.”—John 14:26.
    HIS age is peculiarly the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, in which Jesus cheers us, not by His personal presence, as He shall do by-and-by, but by the indwelling and constant abiding of the Holy Ghost, who is evermore the Comforter of the church. It is His office to console the hearts of God’s people. He convinces of sin; He illuminates and instructs; but still the main part of His work lies in making glad the hearts of the renewed, in confirming the weak, and lifting up all those that be bowed down. He does this by revealing Jesus to them. The Holy Spirit consoles, but Christ is the consolation. If we may use the figure, the Holy Spirit is the Physician, but Jesus is the medicine. He heals the wound, but it is by applying the holy ointment of Christ’s name and grace. He takes not of His own things, but of the things of Christ. So if we give to the Holy Spirit the Greek name of Paraclete, as we sometimes do, then our heart confers on our blessed Lord Jesus the title of Paraclesis. If the one be the Comforter, the other is the Comfort. Now, with such rich provision for his need, why should the Christian be sad and desponding? The Holy Spirit has graciously engaged to be thy Comforter: dost thou imagine, O thou weak and trembling believer, that He will be negligent of His sacred trust? Canst thou suppose that He has undertaken what He cannot or will not perform? If it be His especial work to strengthen thee, and to comfort thee, dost thou suppose He has forgotten His business, or that He will fail in the loving office which He sustains towards thee? Nay, think not so hardly of the tender and blessed Spirit whose name is “the Comforter.” He delights to give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Trust thou in Him, and He will surely comfort thee till the house of mourning is closed for ever, and the marriage feast has begun.
    CH Spurgeon

  • Jeff Childress

    Bristol, just discovered you were AGAIN on DWTS….Don’t know what I was thinking. Saw an article about the ‘white stuff’ in threat AGAIN….Widowed dad with a 9mos old long ago…would like to think the ‘drive’ that pushed me through is in some small way the SAME that drives you. Will be watching and go GET em!!!! Best of Luck.. JEFF

  • http://www.facebook.com/jgera5 Joseph Gerard

    Bristol, I’m a Democrat but also a Christian. I like that your blog posts has Bible scriptures posted in them. My all-time favorite is Philippians 4:13:

    “I can do everything through Him, who gives me strength.” (NIV)

    I think you’re a very wholesome woman who does a very good job raising her son and putting him first. And yet people want to point out your flaws. Just keep doing what you are doing. And Tripp is growing up fast!

    Let me know if you ever come to Pittsburgh for a speaking arrangement, I would love to attend. God bless, and go Steelers! :)

  • Jane Doe

    Oh my Lord, that verse has popped up probably three times for me this week. And it so happens that I found that verse on this blog post while trying to figure out what species of spider I keep finding in my home (tarantula = no worries, poisonous spider = big worries) and I was rather freaked out. Thank you!