When I think back on my walk with Jesus, there are many seasons of life where I found myself drawn over and over again to the same Bible verse. For one reason or another, depending on my circumstances in life, it just seemed like God kept bringing my eyes back to the same passage of Scripture during certain years, and used those passages to mold and shape me.
Have you ever found yourself intensely drawn to a particular Bible passage that speaks directly into a specific time of your life?
If not, perhaps 2020 is the time for you to pick a verse for your year that speaks directly into your life right now!
Picking a Bible verse for your year is a great way to keep yourself motivated, focused, and to train your eyes on God – who is always with you.
Below, I have 25 great Bible verses that might be great candidates for your year verse.
So why a Bible verse for the year?
Well…first of all…why not!?
Picking a verse, or even a few, to be the theme for the year is a great idea for staying rooted in God and His direction in your life.
True, lasting, life-giving change comes from our relationship with God. Sure, you can change apart from God, but it is so much better to rely on His strength, guidance, and love while going through change.
And speaking of change, perhaps you do not have a huge goal this year, such as weight loss, getting your finances in order, or spending more time with your family. Maybe you feel content where you are, and that’s fantastic, truly! But what you can do, no matter where you’re at, is to continue to build your relationship with Jesus.
We can never get too close to God.
Our call is to be continually transformed into the image of Christ and the more we invest in our relationship with God, the more we benefit from it.
So whatever you are planning on for the new year, know that God is with you and ready to help you through this year! Keep your eyes on Him and you will never fall.
How To Pick The Right Bible Verse For Your Year
It’s really not that complicated to pick your verse for the year! Read through the list below and as you do, invite God into your time. Ask Him to speak to you and help you discern what Bible verse would be a good choice for you.
Think about your hopes and goals for the year as you read through this list of candidates for your verse for the year. Which one most aligns with your desires, your needs?
If you happen to fall in love with more than one, that’s great! Don’t feel like you have to edit down to just one. It is God’s Word, after all – the more the merrier!
And once you have chosen your verse, head over to our Facebook group and let us know what you’ve chosen. Leave a comment on the post marked as an announcement (this will only be up for a few weeks in 01/2020).
If you want to write out your Bible verse for the year out and take a picture, or simply share your verse with us, we would love to know what you picked!
Below are some amazing verses that I hand-picked that are all excellent Bible verses to choose from.
Deuteronomy 31:8 | God’s Guidance, Security, Fear, Strength In The Lord
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)
Philippians 4:13 | Endurance, Strength In Christ
I can do all this through him (Jesus) who gives me strength. (NIV)
Jeremiah 17:7-8 | Growth, Strength In The Lord, Unshakable Faith
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.” (NIV)
This is actually the foundational verse for our daily discipleship and month Bible study membership. Having a firm foundation in Jesus doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a repeated effort to grow closer to Him every single day.
Philippians 4:6 | Anxiety, Stress, Fear, Trust in the Lord
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 | Discipleship, Transformation
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (MSG)
Matthew 11:28-30 | Strength in Christ, Weariness, Rest
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)
John 10:10 | Jesus Is The Way To Have Life To The Fullest
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
Isaiah 43:19 | Being Led By God, Trust In God, Transformation
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (NLT)
2 Timothy 1:7 | Fearlessness, The Power Of God, Unshakable Faith
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (NLT)
Ephesians 4:23-24 | Following Christ, Transformation, New Way Of Life
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. (NLT)
Psalm 56:3 | Fearlessness, Strength In God, Trust In The Lord
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (NIV)
Isaiah 40:31 | Trust In The Lord, Strength In God
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. (NLT)
Jeremiah 29:11 |God’s Guidance, Trusting God, Future
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)
Isaiah 41:10 | Fearless, Trust In God, Strength In The Lord
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 16:14 | Being Like Jesus, Love, Grace
Do everything in love. (NIV)
Psalm 23:1 | Contentment, Following God, Trust In The Lord
The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough. (TPT)
Ephesians 4:32 | Forgiveness, Kindness, Being Like Jesus, Grace
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (NLT)
Proverbs 3:5-6 | Trust In God, Following God, Seeking God’s Will
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. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 15:58 | Endurance, Strength In The Lord, Discipleship
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. (NLT)
Colossians 4:2 | Prayer, Connection To God, Trust In God
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (NLT)
Galatians 5:22-23 | Fruit Of The Spirit, Following God, Transformation
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (NLT)
Ephesians 6:11 | Spiritual Wareware, Protection, Strength In The Lord
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (NIV)
Psalm 34:1 | Seeking God, Following God, Fearlessness
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears. (NIV)
Mark 9:23 | Hope In Jesus, The Power Of God, Strength In The Lord
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” (NIV)
Revelation 21:5 | Hope In The Future, God Is Making A Way, Trusting God
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (NIV)
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And don’t forget, once you have chosen, head over to our Facebook group and let us know what verse you chose. The post will be marked as an announcement (this will only be up for a few weeks in 01/2020).
If you want to write your Bible verse for the year out and take a picture or simply share your verse with us, we would love to know what you picked!