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Apr 3, 2024 8:43:37 AM

Bible Verses Inspired by the Candace Cameron Bure Presents Movie, 'Just in Time'

Life can throw some pretty big challenges at us at times. It’s how we get through them - and Who we lean on through it - that can make the difference. 

That’s exactly what Hannah Moore learns in the Candace Cameron Bure Presents movie, “Just in Time.” On the verge of losing everything she loves, Hannah turns to a divine encounter and an investigation into a mysterious watch in hopes that they will lead her to the answers she is searching for.

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This movie is about new beginnings and second chances. It will encourage you in the tough times and challenge you to persevere when things seem all but lost.

“Just in Time” starts streaming exclusively on Great American Pure Flix starting April 12. We’re sharing some Bible verses inspired by the movie to encourage you in your own faith journey.

Romans 10:11(NIV)

“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’”

This is a verse that comes straight from the movie, and is referred to as “the secret to making a marriage work” by one of the characters (we won’t spoil it!). 

This verse tells us that when we put our faith in Him and make Him a constant anchor in our lives, our path will be covered in His grace and mercy. When we choose to believe and have faith, we must continue to choose Him daily. It isn’t always easy, especially when choosing His path is harder than we’d thought. But in the end we can trust God that it is for our good.

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Matthew 7:24-25(NIV)

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” 

Hannah’s husband Rowan asks Hannah if they can use this passage to build the foundation of their marriage for years to come. Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV) describes that a foundation built on rock is not easily destroyed. Though the house went through horrible conditions - including rain, water and wind - it was still standing in the end. 

This same concept can be applied to our faith journey and our relationships. When we build our life around God - by staying close to Him and being obedient to His will - we will not be easily broken or ruined by whatever life throws at us. Even through the hard times, God is still with us.


John 15:1-4(NIV)

 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”

Hannah has a conversation with a friend who brings up this concept in “Just in Time.” This scripture talks about how God removes the things from our life that do not bear fruit so that we can continue to grow in the right direction God wants of us. While it can be hurtful when our prayers aren’t answered right away, or answered with a “no,” we have to remember that God only wants good things for us.

He prunes the things out of our lives that will not bring us closer to Him. That’s why Jesus stresses the importance of remaining in Him in this scripture. In order to trust and understand that what God is doing in our lives is for our benefit, we must stay close to Him.

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Proverbs 3:5(NIV)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”

As we follow Hannah along her journey, we see areas of her life where she is struggling: her marriage and the journey to starting a family, her career and her faith. It feels like everything is caving in all at once and she doesn’t understand why. 

God asks us to trust Him with our whole heart, just like He asked Hannah to trust Him with her whole heart. It’s hard to try and understand why we suffer, why God puts certain things in our path or takes away certain things. Even though we can’t understand it, having faith means believing and trusting that God knows what we need and will give us the desires of our heart in a way that’s a million times better than we ever imagined.


Ephesians 1:9-10(NIV)

“...he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

The idea of time is used in several different ways throughout “Just in Time.” There’s the mysterious watch (which tells time of course), but the concept of God’s timing versus our own is also discussed, as is the concept of time together or apart from each other in a relationship.

This passage focuses on God’s timing versus our own. Just like Hannah, there have probably been times in our lives where we want to control when, where and how things happen. But our faith asks us to give up that control and trust God to answer our prayers in His timing. This requires a lot of patience and virtue - but if we continue to believe and lean on Him for strength, we can indeed see that He works all things for good.

Luke 19:10(NIV)

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

In the movie, Hannah meets Franklin, a man who finds lost objects on the beach and tries to find their rightful owner. His actions remind us of the parable of the shepherd who left the 99 sheep to find the one who went astray (Matthew 18:12-14 NIV).

Jesus also seeks out those who strayed from Him and rejoices when they come back to Him. Through His death and resurrection, He gives us redemption - at any time. No matter how far we may have strayed from his path, He welcomes us back with open arms and tender love and mercy.

We hope these Bible verses, as well as the movie “Just in Time,” have inspired you and encouraged you in your own faith journey with the Lord. “Just in Time” starts streaming exclusively on Great American Pure Flix starting April 12.


Marissa Zimmet

I was born and raised just across the bay from Tampa, Florida (Go, Lightning!) and attended college at ECU in Greenville, North Carolina. I am a devout Catholic and am active in my parish in Charlotte, North Carolina. Outside of work, I love to run, hike, watch movies and hockey, and spend time with my dog, Rose, and my cat, Toasty, who are both rescues.