Ever had a day when you woke up so weary you just wanted to crawl back in bed? Perhaps you’d rather crawl under a bed? Not your own of course, ’cause that’s where everyone would look.
Maybe you’re like me and would rather hide in the pantry and sneak chocolate. Dark, thank you. Milk chocolate is just not worth eating!
Chocolate is great. My husband and kids all know that if they want to get me something special, chocolate will work. And they know it should be dark. Now you know too!
occasionally often break off a piece when I’m feeling sapped, lost, disheartened or just fed up with all the noise. I savor the richness as it melts over my tongue, and the moment seems a little lighter. Not as dark (no pun intended) or intimidating.
But you know, it doesn’t last. The little boost is nice, but it doesn’t give me any answers or direction. It doesn’t reassure my heart or strengthen my soul.
So I’m thankful that there really is a pick-me-up better than chocolate!
Whether you are weary, anxious or discouraged. Whether you’ve lost your focus or are facing temptation, God’s Word, the Bible, has hope for you. Not sure where to look? Here are some of my favorite passages.
Better Than Chocolate Bible Verses
Let the words melt over your heart. The richness of truth will strengthen your soul.
Weary – in body or soul
- Isaiah 40:28-31
- Psalm 40:1-5
- Job 19:23-27
- Psalm 73:26-28
- 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
- Psalm 127:1-2
Anxious – fretting about things you can’t control
- Philippians 4:4-7
- Psalm 46
- Hebrews 13:8-9
- Psalm 121
- 1 Peter 5:6-11
- Job 42:1-6
Lost Your Focus – something seems bigger than God
- Psalm 62:1-8
- Isaiah 40:12-31
- Romans 8:31-39
- James 1:2-5
- 1 Peter 1:22-25
Discouraged – disheartened by yourself, others or the world around you
- Philippians 1:3-6
- Zephaniah 3:16-17
- Nehemiah 8:9-12
- Galatians 6:6-10
- Psalm 27:13-14
- 1 Corinthians 15:53-58
- Psalm 73:1-20
Facing Temptation – other than chocolate!
- 1 Corinthains 10:12-13
- Hebrews 2:17-18
- Romans 8:26-30
- James 1:12-18
- James 4:1-10
Scripture is full of hope, strength, reassurance and wisdom. Enjoy your chocolate (I still will!) but don’t stop there. Find what you really need in the Word of God.
What’s your favorite “better than chocolate” Scripture passage?