20 bible verses to lift you up, keep you strong, and support your journey to a healthier you.
These bible verses are part of the 5-Day Fitness Devotional for teachers, but can apply to anyone on a weight loss journey. Each day during the devotional we cover specific topics that have been challenge areas for us, and find out what the bible has to say about them. The verses have helped me a lot and I hope they will help you, too! Scroll down to the end for a printable version to save, print, pin, or share!
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Body Image / Knowing Your Worth
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:14
Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life. Proverbs 4:23
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Anxiety / Seeking Him First
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Emotional Eating / Taming Temptation
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Fitness / Taking Care of the Temple
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1
For God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:20
Support & Accountability / Relationships
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12: 1-2
~ SHAPED by the Spirit ~
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