25 Encouraging Bible Verses for Graduates

My sweet daughter, my yGraduation-Blessing-Card16322lgoungest child, will be graduating high school in a couple of weeks.  She has her dress, she’s got the hair appointment booked, she’s getting a mani-pedi, (a grad gift from her older sister), and she has a handsome date for the banquet.  She is tentatively filling out admission forms to post-secondary schools.  She doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do after high school, so she’s “testing the waters”, so to speak, to see what studies might interest her and what schools appeal to her.  She’s got plenty of time to think about her future, she doesn’t need to feel rushed.  In the midst of all the excitement of graduating it may be difficult to be focused on the One Who knows the plans He has for each of His children.  Here are some encouraging verses that parents, grandparents, and friends can write in cards or give to their favorite Graduate this year.

1 Timothy 4:12  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Joshua 1:7-9  “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 51:10-11  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”

Philippians 4:4-8  “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, 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.”

Psalm 105:4  “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Psalm 91:1-2  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

James 1:12  Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Isaiah 40:31  But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Micah 6:8  “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Lamentations 3:22-24  “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Proverbs 16:3  “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 3:5-10  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”

Colossians 3:23  “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Philippians 3:13-14  “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Philippians 1:9-11  And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.”

Jeremiah 29:13  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Psalm 20:4  “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

Ephesians 2:10  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Mark 12:30  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

James 4:13-16   Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Numbers 6:24-26  “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

 

Unless stated otherwise all scripture used on Journey Thoughts is from: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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6 Responses to 25 Encouraging Bible Verses for Graduates

  1. vcacademy says:

    Awesome and encouraging for all high school students. Thank you

  2. Johnf432 says:

    Enjoyed examining this, very good stuff, thankyou . While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. by William Shakespeare.

  3. Johne433 says:

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part

  4. BONZ says:

    im a graduating engineering student
    and this site help me find my motto in life in my yearbook….thaks a lot..God bless u!!!

  5. JOSHUA ALAVI THEOPHILUS DELALI says:

    AS YOU KEEP DOING GOOD, ALMIGHTY GOD WILL AWARD YOU ACCORDING TO HIS WARDS. AMEN

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