When I was a high school student in youth group, one of my youth leaders gave me God’s Promises for Your Every Need, a pocket-sized, leather-bound book with Scripture references organized according to topic. It became a tool to help me turn to truth when I didn’t know where to turn in my Bible.
What does God’s Word say about His sovereignty or His compassion? What if I’m feeling lonely or afraid? Which passages will encourage me to grow in faith? While we are wise to seek to know the whole Bible, it’s helpful to have quick and easy access to passages that can equip and encourage us for specific needs.
I loved my pocket-sized Bible resource then, and I still use it today. We often wrestle through emotions, questions, and life’s circumstances, knowing we need truth, knowing we need the Word of God, but feel at a loss for a starting point.
Here on the Lies Young Women Believe blog, we want to provide a starting point, a resource to help you become a wise, discerning woman of God who recognizes lies and replaces them with truth. Our archives are filled to the brim with posts serving as signposts to Christ and God’s Word.
So if you’ve come to the blog today with questions swirling in your head and emotions bubbling in your heart and you just need a starting point, this is for you.
Here are seventy-five blog posts, organized by topic, to help you seek the Lord and dig deeper into truth.
What to do when you’re . . .
7 Truths When You Are Rejected
Is It Okay to Feel Lonely?
Afraid or anxious:
Help for Fellow Freaker-Outers
Peace of Mind Doesn’t Come in a Box
An Unexpected Prescription for Panic
Far from God:
Jesus in One Sentence
When God Feels Distant
Trapped in sin:
Look for the Little Door
23 Guidelines to Protect Your Purity
Free to Stay Free
Thinking about the future:
Do I Have to Know My Life Plans by 18?
Girls with Passion Live with Conviction
Burdened for a family member:
How to Pray When Someone You Love Is Stuck in Sin
Sad and discouraged:
10 Reasons Why It Will Be Okay
To the Heart Searching for Comfort
Re-Thinking Good Days and Bad Days
A Perfectionist’s Guide to Right Thinking
3 Truths About Fitting In
Dear Insecure Girl
3 Things to Do When You Don’t Measure Up to Another Girl
30 Things I’ve Learned About Emotions
Feel a Meltdown Coming On?
17 Truths You Need to Know About Your Tears
The Next Time Your Emotions Take You Hostage, Try This
To the Girl Who Wants to Give Up
Struggling with your single status:
What to Do While You Wait
A Strategy for Being Content with Your Single Status
Rejoicing with the Couples Who Rejoice?
5 Ways to Kill Envy
When You’re Not Number One
Confused about a guy:
Should You Tell Him You Like Him?
How Can I Know If He’s the One?
Should I Date a Guy Who Isn’t a Virgin?
Wondering about marriage:
What If I’ve Never Seen Marriage Work?
5 Ways to Pray for Your Future Husband
What’s the Purpose of a Wedding?
Should You Take Marriage for a Test Spin?
Before Getting Married, I Wish I’d . . .
When Marriage Meets Insecurity
What to do when you need help with . . .
Doing the right thing:
Whatever You Do, Don’t Follow Your Heart
5 Secrets to Greatness
Questions you’re afraid to ask:
I’ve Been Abused; Am I Still Pure?
Is God a Taker?
Is It Wrong to Want to Make Lots of Money?
Is God Mad at Me?
Sharing the gospel:
10 Tips for Interacting with an Atheist
Two Simple Questions to Guide Your Bible Study
The Ripple Effect
The Best Way to Tell Your Friends About Christ
How to Share Your Convictions with Grace
Studying the Word:
10 Ways to Study the Bible
Pursuing the King as Your First Priority
How Reading the Whole Bible Changed My Life Forever
Why Guys Aren’t the Reason I Dress Modestly
6 Tips for Making Modesty Happen All Year Round
A Modest Girl’s Summer Survival Guide
Navigating friendships and family relationships:
How to Pick a Best Friend
Letting Your Family Off the Hook of Perfection
The Next Time You’re Offended
3 Things to Do When You Can’t Get Along
Are Your Female Friendships Healthy?
A dating relationship:
How to Know If You’re Ready to Date or Court
How to Handle Your First Real Heartbreak
3 Signs You’re Clinging to a Romance Too Tightly
My Parents’ Dating Rules Stink
If You’ve Ever Thought God Is Anti-Romance
Chasing After Something Greater Than Guys
Is It Okay to Diet?
A Girl Walked into a Garden
10 Tips for Eating Right
When you need ideas for . . .
Encouraging and serving others:
10 Steps to Writing an Encouraging Letter
50 Ways to Serve Others
30 Ways to Be Crazy Generous
Go On, Go Crazy with the Thank-You Notes
100 Reasons Every Human Can Be Thankful