Our Women’s Bible Study group has been working through Cynthia Heald’s Becoming a Woman of Simplicity. The chapter this week was entitled, “Living in the Basement”, and focused on having our foundation firmly rooted in the Word of God. Heald shared several verses that have become her so-called “basement verses”–passages of Scripture that are foundational to her faith and, thereby, guide her daily living. I asked our ladies this week to share some of their “basement verses” with the rest of the group so that we might encourage and strengthen one another.
I love sharing Scripture with others. So, I thought I would take it one step further and ask you to share some of your “basement verses” here with me. What are some passages of Scripture that are your go-to verses, that help to center you and encourage you as you seek to live a life of faith?
Here are a few of mine:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. He will not let your foot slip. Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:1-3
“In this world you will have trouble. But, take heart! I have overcome the world!!” John 16:33
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
Blessings and Peace,