26.2 Miles with God


It used to be that marathons were reserved for running fanatics, thought to be a little crazy for voluntarily hitting the pavement for periods of up to five hours. But now the 26.2 mile race has moved from a certain 'crazy' idea to more of a bucket list item. I did my first marathon in 2007 (before kids), and to say it was 'hard' is an understatement. It wasn't necessarily the physical challenge that surprised me as much as the mental challenge that almost ruined me. I was not prepared. 
Here, I have compiled a list of my favorite verses for one very special, one very challenging event, and one major bucket list item that you will never forget! 


26.2 Miles with God

Mile 1: Rise up , take courage, and DO IT- Ezra 10:4 NHEB

Mile 2.I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 NLT

Mile 3. Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age. Matthew 28:20 NLT

Mile 4: Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 7:20 NIV

Mile 5: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV 

Mile 6: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV 

Mile 7: 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 NIV 

Mile 8:  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. Romans 8:28 NLT

Mile 9:  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matt 19:26NIV

Mile 10: Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3 NIV

Mile 11: But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

Mile 12: So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

Mile 13: But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 NIV

Mile 14: "Anything is possible if a person believes." Mark 9:23 NLT

Mile 15: For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. Psalm 91:11 NLT

Mile 16: Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38 NLT

Mile 17: No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,” Philippians 4:13 NLT

Mile 18: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

Mile 19: Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NLT

Mile 20: For our present troubles are small and wont last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17

Mile 21: So, whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do al to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT

Mile 22: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

Mile 23: She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 NLT

Mile 24: But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV 

Mile 25: Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come. " 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT

Mile 26:2 Examine me, God from head to foot, order your battery of tests. Make sure I'm fit inside and out 3) so I never lose sight of your love, But keep in step with you, never missing a beat. Psalm 26:2-3 MSG 


Wish me luck!




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