7 Bible Passages to Remind You God Loves You & Wants You to Take Care of Yourself

 

Do the holidays fill you with a mix of excitement and dread?

I know they do for me.

There’s some magical about them but there’s also something terrifying about spending time with family that isn’t 100% affirming. For me, my family is supportive but I have a rocky relationship with my boyfriend’s family who aren’t all affirming.

That’s why we put together an LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care … so that no matter why you need the tools to take care of yourself, you’ve got ‘em.

That got me thinking… What does the Bible say about self-care?

So without further ado, here are 7 Bible verses to remind you that God loves you and wants you to take care of yourself.

1 Peter 5:7

“Throw all your anxiety onto God, because God cares about you.”

1 Corinthians 3:16

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”

3 John 1:2

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you”

Psalm 139:13

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

John 10:10

“I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.”

Genesis 1:31

“God saw all that God had made, and it was very good.”

Mark 6:31

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

If you want some support in taking better care of yourself around unaffirming family, friends, or churchfolks…

We put together a 3 part video series that you can get for free by signing up here.

And if you want an queer take on a different bible passage each week, you can listen to our Queer Lectionary Podcast