Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Top Ten Scripture Verses of 2011

Every year between Christmas and New Year’s, I see Top Ten lists—some to recap the year and some to start the next year. I’ve never written one before, but decided to give it a try.

Of these ten Scripture verses, some are favorites I turn to often and others are verses that took on new meaning for me throughout 2011. They are all special to me, so they are listed in no particular order, except as they are in Bible. (All verses are from the New Living Translation.)

1) Deuteronomy 31:8
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.

2) Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

3) Isaiah 40:31
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

4) Isaiah 43:2
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

5) Jeremiah 17:7-8
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.

6) Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

7) Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

8) Matthew 14:31
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

9) Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

10) Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

Do you have a special Scripture verse that speaks to you? As you read God’s Word, allow yourself to be open to God’s leading. (<=Tweet this!) He speaks to us through Scripture, and leads us to what we need to hear at the perfect time when we need to hear it. 

In Christ,

13 comments:

  1. I love your top ten list. There are some key scriptures that I always turn to and I love that you listed these here. Have a blessed 2012!

    Tänia of
    Simply God's Girl

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  2. Love this idea, Laura! and I enjoyed your list.
    I'm going to have to ponder mine...and am certain a few of yours will be on mine as well ;)
    ~nikki

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  3. Amazing top list...Visiting from WFW!

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  4. Thank you all for visiting! Have a blessed 2012!

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  5. What a great list of Scriptures for 2011. I would have to add Isaiah 41:10 as I have it laminated right in front of my computer screen:

    "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  6. Hi Debbie, Thanks for visiting! I agree, Isaiah 41:10 is an excellent addition! In fact, I have it underlined in my Bible.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  7. #5 has got to be the scripture for me for 2011. I think it will be for next year too. I want deep roots!

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  8. #4 has been a source of comfort to me so many times (as are all of them).

    Blessings to you and your family in the upcoming new year.

    Joan

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!