Romans 15:4-5 and 13
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
"Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus;
". . .the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
What these verses say to me is that the scriptures were written for us . . . for our learning, to grant us hope, and peace in believing. In my efforts of rejuvenate myself, I've been trying to dedicate more time to studying the scriptures. Nothing I have ever done in my life has brought be more comfort, more peace, more joy or more hope than studying the words of God on a daily basis. It is His word that heals my heart, that sustains and strengthens my soul, grants me courage and helps me to feel closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ.