My Life Verse(s)
I’ve often been asked by other Christian believers, “What’s your life verse?” For the longest time, I didn’t have an answer. It’s not because I didn’t have favorite Bible verses and passages. It’s because I had too many from which to choose.
During my childhood, and when coming to faith in Christ, John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world…”) was probably the most prominent verse to me, my life verse.
Later while attending a secular university where temptations and challenges to my faith abounded, 1 Pet. 3:15 (“Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…”) became my life verse.
After getting married and having our first child, the verses within Psalm 1 (“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked…”) became a personal and family favorite.
Still later, having experienced some grief through the years, John 10:10 (“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly…”) ranks atop my list of verse favorites.
I guess you can say that I have had multiple life verses. Yet I have come to believe it’s okay not to have one singular, permanent life verse, and that God will use His Word to bless us and comfort us through every season of life. And for this, I am so thankful to the Lord.
So what is your life verse? Or if I may ask it another way, what verses of Scripture has God uniquely used to bless you?