What’s Your Life-Verse?

What is YOUR Life-Verse?

You know, the one that lifts you up out the darkness?  The one that gives you strength in times of trouble, a light unto your path, a gentle guide when you’re feeling lost and confused?

I discovered my life-verse in 2005 when I was struggling to find a way to quit my full-time job and raise my son.  I was depressed, and sad, and there was no way that *I* was going to be able to convince my husband that we COULD do this, and that we SHOULD do this.

It actually came to me first in the form of a song.  A friend of mine told me about the song (I forget why), and from that point on, it was embedded in my heart and in my soul.  It’s one of those things where every time I turned around, I would encounter this verse.  It was almost like it was following me around until the moment that I embraced it and made it my own.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
— Jeremiah 29:11

It started out with one verse, but as I studied it, it grew into several verses:

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.b I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile. –Jeremiah 29:12-13

I can’t remember who performed it the first time I listened to it, but I found this version if you want to hear the song:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8CGLa3KkNU

Beautiful! I’d love if you’d leave me a comment and share YOUR life verse with me!

{Photo Credit: Alexey Klementiev}

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Comments

  1. Hi! My verse is Isaiah 40:31 "Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not grow faint."

    Recently, while we are waiting for our placement call I have been clinging to Phillippians 4:4: "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!".

    Hope you are enjoying your day!

  2. Hmmm – my comment got all out of sequence – it was supposed to read:

    I have 2 verses. My first life verse is the same as yours. When I first became a Christian, I was in a very dark place in my life. A woman at my church took me under her wing and one day, over dinner, shared Jer 29:11-13 with me. It was the first time I had ever heard it and it truly spoke to my heart and my situation. I clung to those words for life and God used them to walk me into a new future.

    For the past several years, Proverbs 3:5-6 have been a guiding principal for me:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

    In many ways, the two go hand in hand – I am trusting God with my very life!

    Hope that makes a little more sense! 🙂

  3. HI Stephanie

    This is a wonderful question – I may file it away for future reference to ask my readers on my blog as well! 🙂

    I have 2 verses. My first life verse is the same as yours. When I first became a Christian, I was in a very dark place in my life. A woman at my church took me under her wing and one day, over dinner, shared Jer 29:11-13 with me. It was the first time I had ever heard it and it truly spoke to my heart and my situation. I clung to those words for life and God used them to walk me into a new future.

    In many ways, the two go hand in hand – I am trusting God with my very life!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Ramona http://create-with-joy.com
    For the past several years, Proverbs 3:5-6 have been a guiding principal for me:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.