Bible Reading Gives Christians Hope and Mental Well-Being During Pandemic

According to a recent survey done by Christian Research on behalf of the Bible Society in the UK, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted many Christians to find comfort, hope, and mental well-being in Bible reading. Among the many positive results noted in the poll were that Bible readers felt their confidence level was either maintained or increased, they were reading the Bible more often, reading the Bible curbed their loneliness, their hope in God increased, their hopes for the future got a boost, and they watched more Bible-based videos.

Overall, the study showed that the Bible lives up to the promises found within its pages, especially when individuals have a personal relationship with the Lord. On multiple occasions, God’s word says we will be supplied with the comfort, hope, and mental health we need, whether or not we’re in crisis mode. Here are a few examples:

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. Psalm 119:43

Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Psalm 119:116

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 1 Peter 1:13

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. Isaiah 49:13

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