10 Powerful Bible Verses and Journaling Prompts

These Bible verses have been chosen because they’re a few of my favorites, but they're also just a starting point. If you're feeling stuck on what to write in your journal, take some time out to read these verses so that you can get inspired.

With each Bible verse, I'm adding a journaling prompt to jumpstart your journal entry. Use my prompt or journal on your own, either way, time spent in God's Word is never wasted.

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Top 10 Bible Verses to Journal and Journaling Prompts

When I started looking at Bible verses to use in this post I had so many come to mind. I've been a Christian most of my life and Bible verses are familiar to me. I wanted to choose Bible verses that were powerful, and concise. This isn't some great theological journaling project. This is taking 10 Bible verses and journaling about each one. God will bless your time.spent in His Word.

Bible Verses

All Bible verses are in The New Living Translation. R

John 3:16

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16 is one of the most popular and well-known Bible verses more than that this is the verse that tells us what lengths God would go to save you. The verse tells us that God loved us so much that He did the most painful thing and sent His only Son to save us. It is a powerful reminder of the lengths that God will go to in order to show his love for us.

Journaling Prompt: Journal your testimony.

Romans 8:28

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

God has a plan for you and His plan works everything together for good. You are not meant to do this life alone. God wants to help you all along the way. If you are His child, He has a plan for you and it will all work for good! But read that again, ALL, EVERYTHING, not just the good part of life, even the bad times will work together for your good!

Journaling Prompt: Write about something that happened in your life that you never thought would be worked out for good.

Revelation 3:20

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, or like you're not sure what your purpose is, take some time to read and meditate on Rev 3:20. This powerful Bible verse tells you where Jesus is,(at the door of your heart) and that he wants to come into your life and have fellowship with you. What a wonderful verse. Jesus wants to come in and share a meal with us! Isn't that a wonderful thought?

This Bible verse is all about God wanting to have a relationship with us. He wants to be close to us, and He wants us to let Him in. When we open the door to our hearts and allow God to come in, we will find strength, comfort, and purpose. We will also find that our relationship with Him is the most important thing in our lives.

Journaling Prompt: What would you talk with Jesus about if you were having dinner with Him?

1 John 4:12

“No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

This powerful verse reminds you of the character of God. When you remember that God is love, you can trust in His goodness and know that He will always be with you.

Journaling Prompt: How do you show others God's love?

Psalm 46:10-11

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress ”

Do you find it easy to be still? I don't! Between family responsibilities and life in general it's hard to just be still. But God wants us to stop, be still and recognize that He is God. When we are still we can better see that He is with us and that He is our fortress! The God that created the universe and He is our fortress!

Journaling Prompt: How often are you able to be still? How can you add more stillness into your daily life and take time to recognize the God of the universe?

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
 He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
     He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
 Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
 You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,

With only six verses Psalm 23 is a powerful Psalm about God's protection. This Psalm has provided strength to countless people for centuries. It reminds us that no matter what our circumstances are God is always with us and He will never leave us.

In this Psalm, David begins by declaring that the Lord is the shepherd. We are His sheep, and He will take care of us always.

The next few verses go on to describe all the ways in which God provides for His people. He gives us everything we need – food, water, protection, and guidance. Even when we walk through the darkest valley, we don't need to be afraid because He is with us.

This Psalm ends on a note of hope and assurance, with David proclaiming that he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. No matter what trials or challenges we face in this life, we can take comfort in knowing that there is an eternal home waiting for us with our Heavenly Father.

Journaling Prompt: What areas of your life do you need God to shepherd more?

Psalm 139:1

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” From the beginning of our life, God has known our hearts. I am still amazed that an all-knowing God is concerned about me!

Psalm 139 is a powerful and moving psalm that celebrates the wonder of God's creation. The psalmist praises God's greatness and proclaims His love for His creation. This psalm is a beautiful reminder of God's love for us, and His care for every detail of our lives. From the beginning of our life, God has known our hearts. I am still amazed that an all-knowing God is concerned about me!

Journaling Prompt: Is it easy to be real with God because he already knows everything about you or does that make it harder?

Isaiah 40:31.

‘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.”

The Bible is full of powerful verses that can provide guidance and strength in our lives. This verse reminds us that no matter what challenges we face in life, we can always hope in God. He will give us the strength we need to overcome any obstacle.

Journaling Prompt: Write about one time God has given you strength in a tough situation.

Psalm 18:2

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”

This verse is a great reminder that God is our rock and our Fortress. He is our protector. He keeps us safe and under that shadow of His wings. When we rely on God He keeps us and delivers us from harm.

Journaling Prompt: Describe a time God kept you safe.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”

These verses are so powerful that I wanted to save them for last. This passage has always been a favorite of mine. The Lord is speaking to us when He says I know the plans I have for you! Directly to us! He continues to say, if you search for Him you will find Him! Isn't that wonderful that when we earnestly search for God He will be found by us! The second part of verse 14 says He will set you and restore your fortune. This reminds me of Job, and how after he had lost everything, and survived a season of temptation, God restored everything back to him.

Journaling Prompt: What plans does God have for you? Do you know them or are you looking for them?

God's Word is for us to use to know Him better and to see what plans He has for us. Taking these scriptures and journaling about them will give you insight into His plan for you. These are just 10 passages or verses in the Bible there are so many more and each one was written to help guide you to Him.