Bible Medicine For
Times of Trouble
Give each child an individual sack of M&M's for this activity, and don't be
too concerned if they don't ALL wind up in the pill bottle! You can set out a
bowl of freshly-washed, cold apples, too, since a really good medicine is "an
apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Print out this list of
Bible verses | scissors
Empty pill bottle for
each child | Blank address label | markers
Single-serving sack of
M&M's for each child
Whenever you have trouble, you are never lost and alone.
There's always the Bible to give you strength, consolation and healing!
To show kids this truth, give each student an empty pill
bottle and a blank address label. They can write their name and put "Bible
Then, read these Bible verses aloud to the group. Suggest
that each child choose one as they listen. Later, they will receive that verse
to roll up and put in their bottle of Bible Medicine!
After you read each verse, each child can drop an M&M
into their bottle - to eat later, when they need that "medicine."
When you have read all of these verses aloud to the
group, let each child select one verse. Cut it out with the scissors, and let
the child roll it up tightly and drop into their medicine bottle. They can drop
all their other M&M's in there, too, to take home.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up
those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He
cares for those who trust in him.
Though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord
upholds him with His hand.
You are my hiding place; You will protect me from
trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Though you have made me see troubles, many and
bitter, You will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth You will
again bring me up.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed
within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the
strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come
near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in
all your ways.
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.
Love the Lord, all His saints! The Lord preserves the
faithful, but the proud He pays back in full.
Surely God does not reject a blameless man or
strengthen the hands of evildoers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.
From six calamities He will rescue you; in seven no
harm will befall you.
For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of
the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his
cry for help.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold
in times of trouble.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve
my life, You stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes, with Your
right hand You save me.
You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my
darkness into light.
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord
delivers him from them all.
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though
He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love. For
He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my
God is my Rock, in Whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my
salvation, my stronghold.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may
have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have
overcome the world."