The Scribbled Truth that Changed My Life

Welcome to the P31 Encouragement for Today friends… the verses you are looking for are just below.

There was a season of my life that was very dark.  When my baby sister died very tragically and unexpectedly, my entire world flipped upside down.

What I knew to be true suddenly became questionable.

Is God good?  If so, why this?  And if I never know why, how can I ever trust God again?

Hard questions.  Honest questions.  Questions that haunted me.


One day I got a note from a friend.  A girl I not so affectionately called my “Bible friend.”  She honestly got on my nerves with all her Bible verse quoting.  I wasn’t on good terms with God at that point in my life.  I didn’t want to believe God even existed.  And I certainly wasn’t reading the Bible.

I made all of this very known to my Bible friend.  But in her gentle, sweet, kind way… she kept slipping me notes of truth with gently woven verses tucked within.

And one day, one verse, cracked the dam of my soul. Truth slipped in and split my hard hearted views of life open just enough for God to make Himself known to me.

Jeremiah 29:11

Personally.  Intimately.  Relentlessly.

I held that simple note with one Bible verse scribbled on the front in my hand as the tears of honest need streamed down my cheeks.  My stiff knees bent.  And a whispered “yes God” changed the course of my life.

I will never doubt the power of a simple note again.  Especially when it contains God’s word that will go forth and will accomplish things human reasoning can’t. I love that about God’s word.

If there’s a note you need to send to someone special today, here are some of my favorite Truth Words…

1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Hebrews 12:28 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. ”

Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

2 Thessalonians 3:5 “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”

Habakkuk 3:19 “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”

Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

Micah 6:8 “And what does he Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”


  1. anita says

    Thank you for sharing God’s promises that will never fail. His Word is so timely and is sharper than any two edged sword to get down into my heart where nothing else is capable of going and minister life to my failing human strength. God bless you. Anita