Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope. Psalm 119:49
Do you have a special Bible verse? One that you know God wrote just for you? If you don’t, ask Him to reveal one to you. It’s called a rhema. Off and on throughout my life mine has been Matthew 6:25-26, 33. Be ye not anxious about your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink or about your body what ye shall put on. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? . . . But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
There were times when all I needed to hear was “be ye not anxious”. Other times I needed to know not to worry about what I was wearing. There were times when I needed God’s assurance that there would be money for another meal on the table. Other times, I needed to stop obsessing so much about what I was eating because it had become an idol – captivating my thoughts more than God.
We all need verses that we have memorized to call upon when we can pray no other words. It can be as common as John 3:16 or one tucked deep inside Isaiah or Ezekiel, maybe even Leviticus! That is up to God. Many people lean on the Psalms or Proverbs for reassurance and comfort. Doesn’t matter. Just seek and you will find the one God wants you to claim. Then, when you need reassurance of His presence in your life, that verse will guide you. It will fill the gap between despair and faith, rejoining you with the Triune God of love.