Often when I am worried, confused, discouraged, or tempted, a Bible verse will come to mind that gives me God’s perspective on the situation. Or, part of the verse will come to mind, and then I will have to look it up because I don’t quite remember the whole thing. But it would be nice if I did.
~~I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11, NIV)~~
The New American Standard version says, “Your Word I have treasured in my heart” (emphasis added). What a beautiful and apt way to describe how much we should value God’s Word. And when it’s in our hearts, it is always with us, ready to counsel us at just the right time. So every Wednesday I will choose a Bible verse to memorize, to plant in my brain, to hide in my heart. This week’s verse is from the Book of James.
What are some of your favorite verses, that come to mind when you need comfort or wisdom?