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My Life Verse Journey: Romans 8:28

May 23, 2023

As a Christian, you may have a part of the Scripture that speaks to you in your day-to-day life. A verse that reminds you of how great God is, whether it may be in trying times, or in the best times. A Life Verse. Not every Christian has it, and that is okay, everyone has their own unique and interesting relationship with God. But, in case you're wondering, what is a Life Verse? According to, a life verse is a Bible verse that a person ascribes to their life. Personally speaking a life verse is something that ties us back to God, a reminder of who He is and who we are to Him. Because really, as imperfect as we are, we often times forget, and His Word will always be our anchor.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 NIV

The verse from Romans 8:28 is my life verse, I know, I know, it is one of the most commonly quoted verses in the Bible but hear me out. Just a few years ago, my doctor said I had anxiety, and it might make you think, why does someone who has Romans 8:28 as her life verse still suffer from these things? We live in an imperfect world. Becoming a Christian does not exempt anyone from life's trials, but God reassures us that there is more to come.

For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! - Romans 8:18 AMP

It acknowledges that there are sufferings here but He has promised that inspite of this, there is His glory to look forward to. I cling to the good that God speaks of, He has put it in my heart and I do pray that it manifests in my life through Christ. As someone who has always struggled with my thoughts and my brain, I always wanted to be in control, I've always had that need to be sure of things. But this verse reminds me that even if I trip, even if I make mistakes, and that even if I fall short, God has my back. Making it my life verse reminds me of my goal, my identity in Him and that is I am His child, I am forgiven and I am loved. Struggling with anxiety I know that I am not there yet but in a way Romans 8:28 makes me think that God is patting my head and is saying "It is all going to be okay".

Isn't it amazing that we can go back to the Word and be moved differently than the last time we read it? The first time I came across this verse was when I broke my heart. When Romans 8:28 was revealed, it made me feel like He was giving color to my world. Like He would make me have a new start. That I didn't have to be scared, and I could push forth. Now, Romans 8:28 means that God is in control, that His will, which is for the good, will come to pass. Also, now that I have a deeper relationship with Him, loving Him more each day, the good is His presence in my life. I am saying this because when I almost forgot about who I am in Him, it felt like nobody wanted me here, but this verse reminded me that I could continue, that I am a part of something bigger. That I could ask for help, and someone would help. That somehow, in my own little way, I had a part to play, and He thought about me.

Romans 8:28 has been a great prompt for God's goodness and mercy in my life. A promise that He has always delivered on. I can say with confidence that a life verse is our testament to God's goodness in our lives, a glimpse of who we are in His kingdom. A mnemonic of where we are in our journey as we pursue Christ.