It is a question often asked, “What is your favorite verse?” While an innocent question by nature, it is an almost impossible question to answer. There. Are. So. Many. And, because the Bible is living and active, the verses that touch my heart change based on what season I’m in and what I need to hear.
There are those verses however, that I cling to over and over again. The ones that speak to the very core of who I am and what I need. My favorites are the ones that I have read but then actually seen God prove Himself through. When I find a verse in the Bible that is a promise that I desperately need for God to fulfill, I write it out, decorate it, and hang it up. I read it as often as possible and pray that God would show me that it is true. Sometimes, I am still surprised when He does follow through, when He proves, once again, to be faithful. Always, does that verse then become more personal to me. It is a reminder of God’s faithfulness, a reminder that He cares enough about me to listen and answer my prayers, a reminder that this hope I profess is real.
I suppose then, that I do have a few favorites, a few go to verses that bring me hope, joy, and faith. Ephesians 3:16 is one such verse, “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources, He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.” (NLT) There have been those moments in time where I had no strength, none, and yet I was able to persevere. My whole being knows that in those moments it was not me that did the sustaining, or the strengthening. It had to be God. If you are in the midst of a struggle, a time when you feel like putting one step in front of the other is way beyond reasonable, hear me say that He will provide. He will strengthen you and He will be faithful. Then, this verse can sink into your heart because you have seen the evidence for yourself.
Do you have a verse that has become your “favorite” because you have seen God prove Himself true through it?