Your Favorite Bible Verse

What is your favorite bible verse? Why?

 

Mine? Mark 9:24

 

They are words spoken by a frightened father whose son was suffering from a demon. He had asked Jesus to help him IF he can. Jesus replied to him: “‘If you can’?” “Everything is possible for him who believes.”

 

Then comes the father’s authentic admission in verse 24…

 

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

 

I can so relate. That weird mixture of believing – really, truly believing yet being worried and doubting.  In turn, Jesus does not chide him but provides sweet relief to the boy’s torment. It encourages me to know that God can help me – even if my faith isn’t perfect.

 

So, how about you? Please briefly leave a comment – what is your favorite verse (or one of them!) and why?

 

Please do me a favor – even if you are reading this via Facebook or Twitter – leave your reply here on the blog site. Thanks!

 

Peace,

Dave

20 thoughts on “Your Favorite Bible Verse

  1. Nat Bodmer

    Joshua 1:9 “..Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua is my favorite OT man of God. My son has hit a growth spurt that scares me. So, I’ve been praying this for him every night that I’m home. I want him to be a strong, courageous man of God that does not become discouraged because he know the Lord is with him.

    1. dave Post author

      Keep praying for your boy Nat! God will honor your petitions.
      I love Joshua too – his encounter with the pre-incarnate Christ at the end of chapter 5 really intrigues me.
      Stay strong my friend!

  2. Dawn Anama

    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

    I recited this verse over and over on my way home the day I lost my job. I repeated it every time I felt discourage when my job search was not going the way I wanted. I still repeat it when times get rough.

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17

    I have this verse posted above my desk and it is a reminder to me that no matter how bad things get it is only temporary.

  3. Hyacynth

    I’m torn. Really favorite? Well, probably Philippians 4:6. Why? Because it shows me how to come before the Father.

    {I like yours, too.}

    1. dave Post author

      I remember a Sunday school teacher I had when in high school student taught on this verse. She told us that worry is a red flag – any time we find ourselves worrying – that meant it was time to pray. In recent years worry has become one of my biggest struggles. Thanks Hy! (Say hi to your hubby for me!)

  4. Jeannie

    On of my favorites is Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can say confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
    It helps me through a lot of things that happen in my life that are out of my control. To know I have my God with me all the time and no matter what this world does to me, He is there with arms around me.

  5. Mark Birmingham

    Matthew 11:28

    ‘Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.’

    God’s promise for solace in Him has always reassured me that our Father never gives up even when we feel like doing so or act on that feeling!!

    1. dave Post author

      The rest He gives is more refreshing than any power nap! I need to get a lot better at that – turning to him when I am weary. Thanks Marko!

  6. Cynthia

    Actually, that “help my unbelief” is among my favorites. There are enough times God does not respond as we wish that one is constantly trying to balance the idea of knowing he can do anything and wondering if he will. For me, it’s somewhere between “help me believe” and “help me know what I should believe about this situation.” Because it doesn’t always turn out as we request. That’s where trust comes in — knowing He’s good even when we don’t get the answer we hoped for.

    But picking a different favorite, I’d say that, as a traveler, I’ve always leaned pretty heavily on Psalm 139: 9-10.

    If I take the wings of the morning
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
    even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me.

    1. dave Post author

      Wow Cynthia! You articulated my thoughts in a way that I couldn’t. Your words – “constantly trying to balance the idea of knowing he can do anything and wondering if he will.” – is where I live. I must trust that He is watching out for me – even if his response isn’t what I expect. Thanks so much.

  7. Susan Erens

    Psalm 34:4 ” I saw the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”
    The world if full of fears, but if recite this every day,I have the strength to walk through my fears with Him.

  8. Mark Jackson

    Romans 8:38-39
    38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    This verse comforts me and reminds me of the power of our Almighty God.

  9. Marla

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27.

    I love how Jesus separates what He has to offer from what our world experience is. That hope makes all the difference.

    1. dave Post author

      Great thought Marla. The comparison between the world and Christ is extremely stark. Thanks!

  10. Jenae

    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

    Colossians 3:17

    College blows sometimes, staying up late doing homework or washing dishes to make some money can be really not fun. I have to remember often to do everything for the glory of God and thank him for what I have such as an opportunity to go to college.

  11. daniel ray

    1 peter 5:7 cast all your anxiantys on him because he cares for you

    2 reasons for this, first, its a reminder to trust in God with all the stress of this life. Seconed, its short sweet and with the eazy refracne to a car 5.7L or a 350cid engine. A constance reminder of the virse.

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