According to the American Bible Society’s study, consistency in reading and applying the Bible makes a person more hopeful and encourages them to be resilient. The study is conducted in accordance with the American Bible Society’s report on the recent 12th annual “State of the Bible”.
According to John Farquhar Plake, PD.D., and the American Bible Society’s director of ministry intelligence, the results continue to show that the Bible encourages more hope to the reader.
“Christians know that Jesus offers us full life; there’s no surprise here. But for those who are questioning their faith or even who need reassurance after a hard season, the data validates that applying the truths of Scripture leads to better health, better relationships, and a higher sense of purpose and meaning-all while bringing us closer to God.” – Statement from John Farquhar Plake, Ph.D.
The massive damage caused by the recent pandemic COVID19, that affect people to worry more and even have anxiety. It is even more difficult for people to interact with each other, making it more difficult for us to communicate. Research team American Bible Society, was thrilled to find that the study confirmed that the Bible prompted more people to feel hopeful even during a pandemic.
“People who are deeply connected to the Bible and to the Christian community are remarkably resilient,” and “were more apt to overcome certain challenges,” Plaked added in an interview with CBN‘s Healthy Living.
The Bible’s Message of Comfort and Strength
Another core message from the Bible that can give us hope during the pandemic is the message of comfort and strength. The pandemic can be a challenging and difficult time, and it can be easy to get caught up in our own challenges and struggles. But by looking inward and finding comfort and strength within ourselves, we can help ourselves to stay strong and positive even during the toughest times. Comfort and strength can be wonderful ways to connect with our neighbors and show them that we are there for them. It can be a way to lift up our neighbors in comfort and strength and to let them know that we care.
The pandemic can be a challenging time, but it can also be a time when we can come together as a community and support each other. Comfort and strength can be a great way to apply the Bible’s teachings to our lives and show others that we care and are there for them. The pandemic is a challenging and difficult time, but it can also be a time when we can come together as a community and support each other.
People who are deeply connected to the Bible are said to be more mature in decision-making. They are said to have more values and surrendered their lives to the Lord. Lastly, comforting promises from the Bible are said to decrease stress levels.