My pastor used Philippians 4:13 during a sermon recently, mentioning that it was one of the most quoted verses from the Bible.
I’m sure he’s correct. In fact, for many, that verse is a favorite.
Phil 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. What an empowering bit of scripture!
Someone once asked me if I had a “life verse.” This was several years ago, and at the time, I had never really considered it. I had favorite verses, but I had never given any thought to one particular verse that directed my life.
There are many, many verses that I love; many, many verses that have spoken to me and given me guidance, conviction and hope during various stages of my life.
But there is one that has come back to me time and time again and is the closest thing that I could qualify as a life verse:
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
This verse regularly reminds me that when my sole focus and “delight” is in the majesty and will of God, my desires mold to His, and my heart finds true contentment.
But I’m curious about which words in the Bible speak to you.
Share with me: Do you have a life verse? In what way does it speak to you?
9 responses to “Life Verses”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-14 has always been a passage that spoke to me. Those I suppose would be my "life verses." I meditated on this passage when going through some rough times and somehow, with the help of God, I made it through. Lori Dilworth
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.Love, love, love that one.Love the ones you've shared here, too!
Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our God shall stand forever." I love this verse. It reminds me that God's promises are always true and never failing. What He says in His word He will do. That's a great comfort to me.
Psalm 27:10 – "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close."I'll avoid airing all my parent issues on your blog, but let's just say I was dealt a bad hand as far as parents go. I have cut ties with both of them (after much prayer) and it was absolutely the right thing to do, but for various reasons, it's not easy. I found this verse when I was in high school, and I routinely return to it when I need a reminder that God's love for me far exceeds anything this world can offer.
1 Samuel 12:24 "Only fear the Lord, and serve Him with all your heart, for consider what great things He has done for you."Because it's about looking at the past in a positive light.
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Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The very first line has given me so much strength over the past few years. I have had several significant setbacks in my personal life since 2005, and when I am overwhelmed or struggling, I turn to this verse.
I love all of these! One of the reasons I asked this question is so that I could see what verses really encourage others. I love how the Bible speaks to each one of us so powerfully in so many ways!Thanks for the comments! Keep 'em coming!
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. – Romans 12:12