The Bible Verse That Changed My Life

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 Posted by Unknown

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Favorite Bible Verse
Favorite verses? I have them. There are some I love because of their application and others I love because of the way they roll off your tongue. Of course, they all have a message that speaks to me in some way, but there are some I treasure because they absolutely changed my life.

Don’t get me wrong, all Scripture is life changing. What I’m talking about here is finding a verse that knocks you completely off your feet and changes the way you look at life. I’m talking about a verse that results in an absolute paradigm shift. That happened for me the first time I discovered Psalm 139:14.

I was kissing my teenage years goodbye around the time it happened. I’d been in church all my life, knew all the key verses to lead someone to Jesus, had tons of head-knowledge about God’s love for us, but had no real awareness of His love FOR ME.  My failure to receive His love and acceptance was ruining my barely-really-started young life. Self-pity? Check. Low self-esteem? Check. Fear of rejection? Check Check.

I don’t even remember her name, but somehow, a very patient counselor made sense of my sobbing and rambling. “Have you ever read Psalm 139,” she asked, and then she began to read.
“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up…
…You covered me in my mother's womb….
…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
…How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them…
I was stunned. How had I missed all of this? Where had it been hiding? Could it really be true? I was skeptical, but I began declaring, “I WILL praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows full well.” Of course, my soul didn’t know it well, but I kept declaring it until it was convinced! It’s a season and a verse I will never forget. Has a verse impacted you in that way? We’d love to hear about it—leave us a comment.

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