Friday, July 13, 2012

My Life Verse

The pastor at the church I've been attending has been talking about life verses recently.  Which got me to thinking, do I have one?  It didn't take me very long to come up with what mine is, for this season of my life at least.

I am someone who has a real fear of the future.  I always have been a little on the high anxiety side.  I mean, I used to freak out if I was in a store too close to closing time.  (I have no idea what I thought would happen to me, but it was a fear just the same.)  But I don't have to be afraid if I believe in God's plan for my life.  And I'm really trying to do that, even if I question the plan from time to time.  I want God to teach me how to live in the way that He meant for me to.  Even more, I want to learn to be brave and courageous in the waiting.

Psalm 27

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the Lord
    the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
    he will hide me in his sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.
Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
    Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not turn your back on me.
    Do not reject your servant in anger.
    You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
    O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.
11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
    with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
    while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.


  1. Hey there, Love your life verse! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! (He's the aforementioned pastor, everyone!)


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