I started collecting these verses over a year ago. It was over a year ago that everything I thought I knew about my body changed. Just before that I was a fitness instructor, regularly teaching 10+ classes a week. I made a living teaching other people how to be healthy and I relished the lifestyle that came with it.
But with my diagnosis of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in January of 2016, came the realization that my body wasn’t as strong as I thought it was, at least not from a connective tissue perspective. What I learned about my body then was that it was, quite literally, rather prone to falling apart. The bottom line for someone with Ehlers-Danlos is that your connective tissues aren’t very good at keeping things connected.
More often than not, the most courageous thing we can do when our world starts spinning around us is to drop to our knees in prayer. So in early 2016, I began a new list in my prayer journal and scribbled it with this title: Verses for Ehlers-Danlos. As I came across verses that spoke directly to my condition and my experience with it, I added them to the list. I pray through them often now, and they have helped me to remember that when things feel like they are falling apart: mentally, emotionally, or physically, God is always in control.
If you are reading this today as someone with Ehlers-Danlos, consider this my virtual fist bump to you. If you don’t have a threatening medical diagnosis, I’m sure you’ve experienced moments in your life when you felt like things were spinning out of control. Maybe that moment is today. I invite you to read through these verses whenever you feel like things are falling apart. May they remind you that the same God who set the universe in motion is the same God that holds your life in His hands. We can cling to the truth of His word.
10 Verses to Pray When it Feels Like Your World is Falling Apart
Matthew 19:26 – But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us–to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
James 1:12 MSG – Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.
Psalm 91:14 – Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows My name.
Joshua 2:11b – The Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.
Romans 8:11 – And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.
Isaiah 46:4 – Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Colossians 1:17 – He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 – May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
I’d love to hear the verses you turn to when you feel like things are falling apart. If you’ve got a minute, would you list them in the comments below so that they can encourage others who stop by this post?
Until next time, carry on warriors.