To start this goal I went on google search and found www.biblestudytools.com. I knew that I would need a plan. The plan is set up so that you will read the Bible in a year. It has you read from three different books every day. I have read the bible (Revised Standard Version) before, from Genesis to Revelation. That was about 10 years ago and it took me 8 months. In comparing the two I like the RSV better. It is the wording, "thou" and "thy" just sound like they should be there. I do like that the KJV has everything that Jesus says in red lettering. I don't know if I will read the entire Bible again, maybe in ten years I will feel the need. I will definitely pick a different translation. I feel that it is good to look at the same thing in a different light.
I have my favorite passages: Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you." Joshua 1:9 and Hebrews 13:5 say the same thing. These verses have gotten me through very tough times. I could barely function after my divorce and some days repeating these verses was the only thing that kept me going. Years have passed since then, but I still come back to these when I am feel like I am facing an impossible task. It helps to know that I am not alone.
I hope that you have some sort of safe harbor to retreat to when problems seem to overwhelm you. I am not one to push religious views on someone else. I have had people try and make me believe or do things that they believe in but I don't...it is not a good feeling. I would, however, be glad to share with you my church, my beliefs, and my thoughts on God in a private discussion if you would like.