So, you’re having a rough time understanding the Bible? It doesn’t make sense to you? No worries. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. When I actually started an authentic and intimate relationship with Our Heavenly Father, I struggled as well. I knew verses of the Bible, but I didn’t have revelation of what it truly meant until I was introduced to different translations of the Word. If you are frustrated with understanding and reading His Word, this post is for you!
My suggestion is to start slowly. There’s no rush. Before you start reading the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you. Ask Him to open your eyes, ears, and heart to receive revelation. Let Him know that you are surrendering because you don’t know anything and you depend on Him to lead you. Trust me. I still approach the Word like this even though I’m more developed now. Humility is everything when seeking wisdom.
Overtime, you’ll notice that you are ready for more intense translations of the Word. When you’re ready, let him lead you to the next translation. I’m excited for your journey! Below are the Bible translations I used when I was starting my faith journey. If there are any Bible translations you recommend-whether beginner, intermediate, or seasoned-drop them in the comments below! Be encouraged!
- New Living Translation
2. The Message
3. New International Version/Message Parallel Bible
4. The Compass Bible (One of my favorites!)
5. ESV Bible (This is a good translation, but make sure you are using another translation in combination when using this one. Some parts of the Word have been deleted from this translation. I didn’t use this one a ton, but it is useful for understanding certain verses very clearly.)
Don’t forget to share what translations you started your faith journey with or the ones you are currently using!