What Keeps Me Going This Week: Deuteronomy 31:6

What Keeps Me Going This Week: Deuteronomy 31:6 October 12, 2012

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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  • Ian


  • bellagrazi

    Amen. God is always with you, Bristol. And so are all your fans. Please remember that when you are in that rehearsal studio/ballroom. You are not alone. By the way, I thought I heard you say, “thank you, Jesus”, as you and Mark were saved on Tuesday night. Thank you for remembering why you are there. All your blessings come from up above. This is a quote from Gilles Marini: Asked if he has discussed November’s election with Bristol Palin (Marini recently received his U.S. Citizenship), he said, “No, but I have to tell you something … I shattered my hamstring, and of the entire cast [besides Peta], the only person that came to me and asked how I was doing and said she was praying for me was Bristol.” You are a blessing, Bristol. You truly are.

    • CJ

      Bellagrazi, I ditto your entire comment.
      And, a resounding YES! She truly is a BLESSING. 🙂

  • NanaJ

    We are voting and PRAYING for you.

  • NanaJ

    I respect Bristol for not talking politics at DWTS. Giles is very brave to say anything nice about a Palin in LA. We will pray for him too.

  • Georgia

    What a wonderful verse. It speaks to me, too and it brought tears to my eyes.
    Giles was so honest and giving regarding his comment, Bristol.

  • Bree Merr

    Very timely scripture and always inspiring. Our prayers are with you. Gilles M. is a gentleman. Hope he is doing better.

  • Mike

    I mostly have studied the bible to go to the cults most everywhere and point out what I find unbiblical.
    I appriciate John 6:39, 40, 44, 54 because (typically) it seems to validate my beliefs as a 5 point Calvinist. That enough has gotten me thrown out of some churches.
    I will cover this you can get it strsight from the horses mouth. We use the acronym TULIP:

    T: total inability, a dead man cannot pray to God to be saved, as we believe (Christ in us that is) our spjrit is made alive (born again). As I did nothing to be born I did nothing to be born again.

    U: unconditional election, God saves who He wants when He wants. I like to point out that Saul was breathing threats against those of the wsy and looking to bring some bound when he was struck down blknd so he could see. Having the spirit and being filled after he met a with the spirit after he met Ananiase are two different things. I call that the double portion. Like Romans 6:11-13 the power is available when we die. Jesus for justification (Rev 7), The Holy Spirit for sanctification (Rev 14), this brings about glorification when we die on earth and we are seated in heavenly places if we can believe (Rev 21). And then tbe works we do are His work in us as we are saved by faith alone.

    L: limited atonment meaning God is capable to save everyone but not effectual.

    I: Irresistible Grace When God calls we answer (unless we are dead, but it is against the law to speak to the dead or touch the dead so provisions are made.

    P: Perservions of the saints (dead people) means “once saved always saved) I like to call it “I did nothing to be saved what could I do to be unsaved

    Please let me recommend two books “all of grace” and “morning and evening” both by Charles Spurgeon -mc

  • God bless you, Bristol!

  • Joseph


  • Bristol,

    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

  • 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!