15 Verses to Fight the Quarantine Blues

How are you holding up during this pandemic? I admit that I find myself struggling to understand what is happening. Confined and lonely, sometimes, I can’t even find the energy to do much of anything. Most of my day gets spent online or watching TV. Life feels like an episode of the Twilight Zone. And, with no end in sight, the quarantine blues force me to seek out something better, or at least something to lighten my soul.

Quarantine Blues

As a person of faith, I figure the best place to start is with my Bible. I find so many stories of how others overcame strife or battled problems to find a fountain of hope. Their hope came from trusting in God. That same belief can help us today. Even if the quarantine blues tell us otherwise, we are never alone or forgotten by the One who created us. Throughout the Bible, God offers us many promises for a better future. These assurances do not mean life will only be easy or perfect, but they do provide us a hope that nothing can take away from us. So, let’s look at some of these promises.

Promises that God is always with us

  • “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:7-8.
  • “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8.
  • “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.” Joshua 1:5.
  • “So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrew 13:6.
  • “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20.
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Promises of Protection

  • “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
  • “n times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.” Psalm 20:1.
  • “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1.
  • “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28.

Promises of a Future

  • “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.” Jeremiah 29:11.
  • “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28.
  • “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6
  • “5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
  • “3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you.” 1 Peter 1:3-4
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Talk to God

When we look to the world for answers, we find only strife and confusion. If we look to God, we find hope. The hope of Christ might not end the quarantine tomorrow, but it offers us a more beneficial perspective. We can trust in the Lord’s promises to lighten our burdens and lift our quarantine blues.

I think it also helps us to remember to spend some time in prayer to keep us focused on the way of the Lord. Our creator wants to hear all about the things that weigh us down. Today is a good day to begin a new routine as we spend time in prayer.

Prayer

Heavenly Father. You created everything in this world, including this little virus. Teach me your ways. Show me how faith as small as a mustard seed can change the perspective of my problems. Forgive me for the times I let the issues of the world overwhelm me. Help me put my trust and hope in You only. Thank you for Your promises. Let them penetrate deep within my heart and calm me daily. Keep my family and friends safe and be with those who are suffering. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Blessings,

Yvonne M. Morgan, author, blogger and speaker.

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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24 thoughts on “15 Verses to Fight the Quarantine Blues

  1. Stephen – Maine – Stephen, an Air Force veteran, runs a ministry called Friends Helping Friends, which reaches out to communities with food distribution, youth ministering and the Word of God. He wrote his first published book in 2010 and followed with a study guide for his book in 2011 titled "Acts the Next Generation". In 2011 he graduated from the Apostolic Training Ministry School where he now teaches his course, "Acts the Next Generation" as well as Adult Bible Study. He is a licensed Minster through Celebration Center in Fort Fairfield Maine and his goal will always be to continue to show the world Christ through his walk each day. Stephen and Barbara Lewis have been married since 1991 and have a heart for the Lord and love blessing others physically and spiritually. They live in Maine and have two wonderful children Samantha and Steven, A wonderful daughter In Law Victoria, as well as one Grandchild Xavier whom they Love all of them dearly.
    Stephen

    Thank you Sister for this great list of reminders, during this whole quarantine lifestyle. Focusing on His promises truly gives us hope. God Bless and be safe out there.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Stephen. We all need reminding sometimes. Stay safe and God bless.

      1. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
        Ava James

        Great encouragement especially Psalm 121. When we don’t know what to do, we can look up to God!

      2. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        Amen. Thanks Ava. Stay safe and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melissa. He promises are what get us through the difficult times. Stay safe and God bless.

  2. Great words from the Word for the quarantine blues. Love reading about God being with us, His protection, and promises for our future. And I especially like how you mentioned looking to God for hope.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Karen. I love that your blog talked about the God of hope too. God can make the difficult times better because of the hope He provides us. Stay safe and God bless

  3. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – Lisa Quintana blogs at ThinkDivinely, and also for the Women in Apologetics (WIA) ministry, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of Communications. ​Lisa also has her M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a B.A. in Communications (with news media emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an A.A. in Christian Studies from Christian Life College, Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several Christian ministry sites. She teaches apologetics at her church in Wisconsin. She’s been involved in leading small group ministries for over 25 years, and recently began speaking at Christian conferences. Find Lisa on Twitter at @LisaQthinks.
    Lisa Q

    Ha – this line cracked me up: “Life feels like an episode of the Twilight Zone.” I used to love that show back in the day. And you’re so right – it does feel like we’re living in the Twilight Zone but this time it’s changed into a reality show! Ha ha…. anyways, you are also right in that with God, we are never along. Love the verses!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks for the smile Lisa. God is always with us no matter our circumstances. Stay safe and God bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Jessica. Stay safe and God w

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these verses with us, Yvonne! Yes, when we look to God, we find hope! I can’t imagine going through these days without knowing this hope or His love for me.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me either Emily. He is my rock in this and all storms. Stay safe and God bless

  5. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    Great Biblical words of encouragement for tough times, for the quarantine blues, for our feelings of being alone, disconnected, and far, far away from others. God is with us. He never forsakes us. He cares for us. A good message, Yvonne!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melinda. We must cling to our strong tower when life gets tough. He will be there for us always. Stay safe and God bless

  6. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    I loved this message, Yvonne! God’s Word has an undeniable power to transform our minds, spirits and whole being. Such a contrast to the world. I loved this line: “When we look to the world for answers, we find only strife and confusion. If we look to God, we find hope.” I was cheering as I read this! Such truth. Pure and simple and sets us free! Thank you for the Bible verses to give hope, light, truth and courage. God’s Word is our soul nourishment!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melissa. As I watched the news on this day after day, I felt myself sink into despair so I knew I needed something else. God is the only source of real hope. Stay safe and God bless.

      1. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
        Melissa McLaughlin

        The Holy Spirit put a similar message on my heart this week, though from a different angle, at heart it is the same message. The world’s narrative is fear and confusion. God’s Word is truth, light and hope. May we consume His Word!!!

      2. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        Amen

  7. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    Scripture verses: the best source of encouragement – thank you!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Ava. Stay safe and God bless

  8. authordlv – Christian writer, author, blogger. Visit my site at https://www.stephendelavega.com.
    Stephen De La Vega

    These are all great verses. I enjoyed every one of them. We have the TV on a lot over here, too, and I’m often online during my down time (with the TV on!). So good to look to Scripture to fill the gaps instead of screens (though Scripture, Bible study, and Bible-based writing is also on my screen during my down times). Thanks for this, Yvonne.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Stephen. It is so easy to let the distraction of the world overtake us instead of finding our peace in God’s word. Stay safe and God bless.

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