Psalms 119:11 ESV “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
Get some verses into your heart after you have got them into your mind by learning them, then you will sin less and therefore feel good instead of horrid.
Learning verses sounds boring I know, but there are ways that are fun.
Have a Word off challenge with your friend at home; have a competition to see who can remember the most verses with their references.
Get the “Remember Me” verse learning app on your smartphone.
• Different styles of learning on the app e.g. it covers up words on the verse so that you have to guess and thus learn. Bit like a game and there are other fun ways too.
• Use a bible version you enjoy so you will keep on with it.
• Don’t use the preloaded compilations of verses, find verses that are suited specifically to you. Remember the bible context of the verse though please.
• Get Psalm verses that give you faith and then get Proverb verses so that you can receive Proverbs wisdom by faith.
Knowing the Word well is vital so please relax and try your best to do it.
• When life gets tough, knowing your bible verses is actually going to get you through e.g. knowing the verse 2 Timothy 2:13 “when we are faithless he is faithful as he cannot deny himself” will give you faith when your faith is at a low point.
• Knowing Psalm 46 when everything in your life is falling apart i.e. knowing that God can just speak and the situation is changed completely.
• Knowing a good handful of Proverbs is essential for many life situations e.g. Proverbs 16:32 to keep patient under pressure and Proverbs 27:12 to prepare for pressure.
• Knowing the foundation of what we believe. Verses for the fundementals of the gospel e.g. John 3:16 and any other verses that show we are saved by grace through faith because Jesus died for us and it is not our own works that get us to heaven. This is vital.