What is a Life Verse and How to Find Yours

Sep 23, 2015 | 4 comments

“What is your life verse?”

I recently asked that question in a blogging group I’m a member of on Facebook. I was blown away by the response I received from the other beautiful ladies in the group. So many ladies responded to me sharing verse after verse from the Bible. Verses that really spoke to their hearts and their souls. Verses that they felt spoke directly to them and brought them comfort, reassurance, support, or encouragement when they most needed it. All of the verses they shared with me are so powerful.  I also realized that there are a lot of people, especially non-Christians or new-Christians, who don’t know what the words “life verse” mean.

What is a life verse? Plus, a few tips to help you find yours!

First, let me explain:

What is a life verse?

A life verse, for those who don’t know, is very simply a Bible verse that holds a special meaning to you and upon which you can rely to bring you comfort or encouragement in your day to day life. 

My verse is “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” – Psalm 46:5

My faith blogging friends shared their life verses:

“God knows what’s best for you, His plans are for your well-being” – based on Jeremiah 29:11,
Tayrina González | His Purpose in Me
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1(NIV), LeeAnn Taylor | LeeAnn G Taylor
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16, Elizabeth | Oak & Oats
“Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.” – Proverbs 16:3, Braiden Chastain | Braiden Chastain
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28, Michelle Lucas | Camellias & Copper
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Hannah Bond | Love Hannah B
“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given and sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” – Galatians 6:4-5, Bailey Jean | Brave Love Blog
“God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains be shaken and slip into the heart of the seas” – Psalm 46:1-2, Taniqua Russ | Taniqua Russ
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” – Proverbs 3:5, Heather Ramos | Frugal Southern Living and Leelee | Leelee Finds Herself

How to Find Your Life Verse

It’s simple! Read your Bible and let God’s words speak to you. I found my life verse by accident in 2014.

I’d been a Christian for over a decade at that point but I didn’t have any verse that really struck my heart as being my life verse. I had different verses I referred to at different times when I needed them but I didn’t have one that I felt really defined my every day feeling.

When I lost my job after moving to a new city at the end of 2014 is when Psalm 46:5 really reached my heart. I’d read it before but it didn’t speak to me in the same way it did that night. “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” Those words. They were the reassurance I needed that day and they’ve been the reassurance I’ve needed every day since then. They continually remind me that God is within me and He won’t let me fall. I will fail at things I do and I will make mistakes but as a whole, in my life, He is beside me and I’ll be ok. Overall, He won’t let me fall. 

Don’t seek out your life verse. Don’t open your Bible with the intent of finding a life verse. Let your life verse come to you. Let God speak to you. When you need it, it will be there, and you’ll know. It will feel like those words were written for you and, every day after that, those words will be written on your heart.

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  • Have you found your life verse?  Please share it in the comments below.