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2022 verse of the year

Last year, I started a new tradition of choosing a Bible verse that I label my “verse of the year.” My verse for 2021 was Psalms 51:10-12. I chose this little passage based on what I was dealing with at the time and what was on my heart. It was a verse I memorized, prayed, and meditated on during the year. I also chose a “word of the year” inspired from the verse. At the beginning of 2021, I was coming out of a difficult patch in my life, and I loved clinging to that one verse during the year and coming back to it constantly. And at the end of 2021, I can reflect on the year and see so many ways the Lord answered my prayer and developed my faith in Him through that verse. 

I really wanted to continue this little tradition for myself for 2022. After some careful thought and prayer, I chose to designate Psalms 37:3-7 as my verse(s!) of the 2022.

psalms37:3-7

“TRUST in the Lord, and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your hearts desires. 

COMMIT your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.

Be silent before the Lord and WAIT expectantly for him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the person who carries out evil plans.”

I loved this passage because it gives these three commands that are so fitting for the season I’m in: TRUST in the Lord, COMMIT your way to Him, and WAIT on His timing. 

As I thought about the year ahead of me, I recognized all the change that is coming my way. I graduate college in May and am moving to a new, big city to start my full time job. That’s huge transition! Although it’s crazy exciting, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared. As I face all of this change and adjust to a new season of life, my prayer is that I will trust God with whatever I’m faced with, commit my ways to Him and pursue Him relentlessly, and wait patiently on His timing as He provides for me. 

I’m excited to see what lies ahead, and knowing that God guides my path and will always provide for me gives me SO much peace.  It might sound kind of weird to have a “verse of the year,” but it’s definitely a tradition I want to keep up with. It not only keeps me grounded, but it also opens my eyes to all the ways God has worked in my life when I reach the end of the year. 

Have you ever chosen a verse/word of the year?

 

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