Today I was looking at Bible verses for when you are slipping. During a small group discussion at the Bible Cafe™ one of my friends felt her faith was slipping. This friend was experiencing a difficult season in her life. Trying to keep her balance between faith and fear…she said it “feels slippery.” And we know in times of hardship, sometimes it can also feel like spiritual weakness. These are times where we feel we are sliding downhill, or slipping on thin ice. And so to help my friend, I found these Bible verses for when you are slipping.
To slip means “sliding unintentionally for a short distance.” So that should be encouraging. Its short. And by definition, slipping is not intentional. That too, is encouraging.
Cover to cover, the Holy Bible includes stories of people who encountered times of slipping. Woven into the story of human weakness, we discover the courage and strength of Christ.
The Holy Bible encourages us when we feel our faith is slipping. These are some helpful Bible verses about slipping away from God. Write them down or save this article as a handy reference. May the Word of God be an encouragement for you today!
Bible Verses For When You Are Slipping
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip. (Psalm 37:31 NIV)
For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.” (Psalm 38:16 NIV)
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (Psalm 55:22 NLT)
He has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. (Psalm 66:9 NIV)
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.(Psalm 73:2 NKJV)
Helpful Words From the Holy Bible
You enlarged my path under me; So my feet did not slip. (2 Samuel 22:37 NKJV)
Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip. (Psalm 17:5 NKJV)
You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip. (Psalm 18:36 NKJV)
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. (Psalm 94:18 NIV)
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; (Psalm 121:3 NIV)
So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. (1 Peter 1:14 NLT)
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