The teenage and young adult years can be a challenging time for Christians. This is probably why best estimates indicate that about 70% of young people drop out of church after they graduate high school.

But just because many teens leave the faith doesn’t mean that needs to happen to you. Focusing on developing your relationship with Jesus can help ensure that your faith stays strong. To help on your journey, check out these Bible verses for teens to meditate on.

The Best Bible Verses For Teens

Psalm 37:4

“Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

This verse reminds us that if we love God, He will give us the things we desire and need.

Psalm 119:9

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to your word.”

This verse asks the question, “How can a young person stay pure?” and then answers it: “By living according to your (God’s) word.” If you want to remain pure in your youth, read God’s word, and live by it.

Psalm 103:2

“Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—”

The Psalmist gives us a good reminder to not forget the good things God has done for us. This is good to focus on when it seems like nothing is going your way.

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.”

Here Paul tells us that God makes everything work together for good for those who love Him. Focus on God, and trust that things will work out.

Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

The sixth of the ten commandments instruct children to honor their parents. This is especially important to remember in the teenage years, when you may be tempted to believe that your parents are trying to restrict your freedom. Remember that God has put your parents in your life to protect you and offer the guidance you need.

Romans 12:2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Here, Paul tells us to be transformed by God, rather than conformed to the world we live in. This is important for teens to remember as strive to live for God in an ungodly world.

1 Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an examplefor the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Here, Paul instructs his young protege Timothy not to let anyone look down on him because he is young. Remember that young people can be just as strong in faith as anyone else, and they serve an important role in the church.

Ephesians 4:29

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

This verse instructs us to avoid “unwholesome talk.” Recent studies show that the use of profanity is rising not only among Americans in general but among teens in particular. It’s important for Christians to set themselves apart by using pure language that honors God.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”

While your teen years are tough, as you get older you will take on even more responsibilities. This verse reminds you to focus on God during your youth before life gets overwhelming.

1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

In this verse, the Apostle Paul promises that no Christian will ever face any temptation that God will not help them with. Young people can rest assured when they face temptations and peer pressure that God is there to help them choose what is godly and right.

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By focusing on these Bible verses for teens, you can stay strong in your Christianity.

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