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Hello! If you are joining me here today from my Encouragement for Today, The Prescription We Need, with Proverbs 31 Ministries, welcome! Today, one of you who choose to comment will receive a beautiful copy of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ new NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. See below for more details!

God’s word is filled with the prescriptions we need each and every day!

Here are just a few of the prescriptions I take on a regular basis:


kitchen plaque

Isaiah 30:15

“…in quietness and trust is your strength..” (NIV)

This one is particularly important to me as it hangs in my kitchen. Don’t you know that I often need to be quiet and trust God in the room in which most family drama stirs up!


olive tree

Psalm 52:8

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” (NIV)

This one also hangs in my kitchen. I have to remind myself constantly that the only place I can put my trust is in the Lord’s unfailing love for me! This can keep me from riding too high or too low on the roller coaster of life…His consistent love!


Not the end

Ezekiel 36:26 reminds me:

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (NIV)

This picture hangs at the foot of my bed; it is the first thing I see when I wake up. The last line of it says: “This is not the end of the story.” When you have a loved one you are praying for, it is important to remind yourself continually that God is the one who writes our stories. He is the one who gives new hearts and new spirits; who turns stony hearts to soft ones.

As you can see, I take many of my prescriptions through my eyes because I am a visual learner. You might take your’s through your ears, listening to God’s word through a Bible app on your device or worship music. The important thing is not how you  take it, but being sure to take it!

Today, I am so honored to be giving away a copy of God’s powerful Word to one of you! Please share with us your favorite prescription verse or your favorite way to take in God’s word each day in the comments below. I’ll be announcing the winner of the Bible next Wednesday on my Wednesday Wisdom Tips! (If you don’t already get them, be sure to sign up at, putting your email in the first box on the left!

Have a terrific weekend!


P.S. I have had a lot of people ask about Mariah’s food sensitives.

I took Mariah to a Naturopathic doctor, who tested her using non-evasive methods. In less than an hour, we knew exactly what was bothering her body: wheat, milk, sugar, millet and spelt. She immediately took these completely out of her diet and added some food supplements and enzymes. She feels terrific and I might add, looks better than ever! I highly recommend a Naturopathic doctor! If you are in the Charlotte area, Mariah saw Dr. Michelle Dillion.

Here is a picture of her last weekend for prom. She is on the left.

Mariah & Maddie @ prom



  1. My favorite way to get into God’s word each day is to just have quiet time; to do my daily bible reading. I have been digging into the Word more and more lately and really taking time to study and learn how to apply it to my life.

    1. I do thank God for your this ministry. I have just read a few things on this page and see the need for engagement in the word. I desire to know the Lord the more.
      I thank God for you and I pray that the Lord bless you the more.
      Student at Pan Africa Christian University in connection with Glad Tidings.
      Taking up a deegree in Bible and theology first year.

    2. Stefanie Lynn says:

      I love to get into God’s word most days of the week, but I also hang Scripture in the form of wall hangings around my house. In my kitchen, I have “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31 It helps remind me to consider my responses when the drama of my three girls ensues in the family meeting room! It also reminds me that chococlate is not the answer, (sometimes I find forget to read it though!)

  2. Halona Luna says:

    Psalm 46:1 (KJV) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Is one of my prescriptions of strength since I suffer from multiple health problems.

  3. Shiny Abraham says:

    Psalm 27.1 (AMP) : The Lord is my Light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?. This is my prescription whenever I am in trouble.

  4. I recently (last night) felt extremely deflated by a situation and exchange of words that left me feeling uncherished by my husband. I did not sleep well,woke early and found comforting words that put my feelings in perspective Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them. I wish I had read these words before I went to bed….I would have slept! Reading your prescriptions this morning led me to find just what I neded. Thanks….and Thank God!

  5. Val Bonser says:

    Nehemiah 8:10. The joy of the Lord is your strength. When we feel down, dejected and sad, we can rejoice because the JOY of the Lord is our strength. The Spirit helps us in our weakness.

  6. Romans 12:10 ❤ be devoted to one another in love,honor others above yourselves. Just one reminder to be humble

  7. Ezekiel. 36:26 has always been on my list of favorite verses, but my go to verse that comes to mind when i need to settle down and just listen is… Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a. I too am a more visual person. Having ADHD makes it difficult to read and stay focused let alone remember what i read so visual works best for me. I loved your devotion today. I refer to Sunday as my Main meal for the week with each days devotion being my spiritual vitamins throughout the week and our Wednesday night bible study at church my spiritual booster shot to give me that added boost in the middle of my week. Oh and i also passed on your site to my sister telling her about your Revolutionary Love articles and calendar to use with her little girl as she gets older. Thank you for such awesome and helpful “freebies”!!

  8. Good Morning,

    Right now this is a Scripture verse I run to daily:

    Matthew 11:28-30

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    As our family is going through a daily struggle with a 17 year old daughter who is in full rebellion mode and has been for about 7 years now. The path of destruction as her freedoms have pulled more and more people into her web of destruction, is growing larger and larger. It has definitely taken a toll on our entire family and we are exhausted in every way.

    Thank you would covet your prayers!
    Karen g

  9. Judy Redden says:

    Good morning,
    I loved the picture. I am a visual person also. The picture makes me think of how Jesus looks into our hearts and sees all that is going on. My go to verse has always been Proverbs 3:5,6 Thrust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your OWN understanding; In ALL your ways acknowledge him, and he will make YOUR paths straight.
    I would love to know where you got the picture.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Hi Judy, I love the pictures I have in my home.

      The tree picture was created for me by a group of girls who went through my book “His Revolutionary Love”. They made it as a gift for me. The leaves are their hand prints!

      The last one featured is by artist Carol Cooper. She has created several personal pictures in our home. Carol spends time in worship and as she does, she paints what the Lord places on her heart. It is truly amazing! You can find her at

    2. Judy,

      That’s the verse I’ve been meditating on each day recently since I have been feeling as of I’m not sure what I’m doing lately. I ask God for guidance because only he knows what needs I have in my life. The things that happen in life happen for a reason. All is in the power of Almighty God and I must have faith and trust in Him.

  10. Psalm 145:18 The LORD is nearto all who call on Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.

  11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

    This verse frequently comforts me when things appear to be “circling the drain” in my life. It reminds me that I don’t know why things happen…but God does! I just need to rest in the knowledge that everything will be just as it should be in the end.

    Blessings, Ellen

  12. This message was just what I needed today. You are so inspirational!! Keep up the great work. I have a daughter who will be 16 in October. So far, she is not dating but I was very interested in the girl items that you have to offer especially the dating PDF. Thanks so much for all you do Lynn!!!


  13. Julie Godfrey says:

    My favorite way to get my daily “prescription” of God is the drive to school in the mornings with my Kindergarden and 1st grade boys. The car is the perfect place to pray and really talk to God. I get to hear their hearts open up to him as we’ll as me being able to share with them praises and prayers that our family need to lift up. With Summer vacation almost here, I am going to start thinking of a new “routine” for our Bible time for the summer. Thank you for your post!
    Julie G.

    PS: Karen g- I am adding you to my prayer list. I remember being a teenage girl who thought I knew better then everyone else. I can not imagine the struggle you are going thought, but God does and will equip you to be the Mom your daughter needs. Prayers being sent your way as well as for your daughter.

  14. MariaC Rodriguez says:

    Philippians 4:13: “I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength.” Joshua 1:9 – ” Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Whenever I feel insecured about the future, when I lack confidence or sad, I remember these words and repeat them to myself. Jesus is with all the time. Sometimes God bri gs be to words without me looking for them. Its amazing.

  15. Romans 8:37-39 tells us that we have complete victory through Jesus and there is nothing that can ever separate us from God’s love. NOTHING

  16. Heather cottle says:

    My favorite way to take my prescription is through praise music. Right now, my favorite group is Jesus Culture. Their music is powerful and puts me in the proper mindset to praise Him. Plus, when I am having a bad or stressful day, it puts my spirit at peace. I am also a member of my church’s worship team so practice and services I am filled with praise music that I sing all week long. I can’t think of a better way to get my daily prescription!

  17. Psalm 34:7 – Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!

  18. Thank you for these words and those on the devotion at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I’ve struggled with seeing myself through God’s eyes and am encouraged by your words today.

    1. I am moving past the struggle to see myself throught God’s eyes. I didn’t even realize that was what I struggled with until I began the study “Breaking Free” Highly recomend it!

      I’ve prayed for you today Carrisa!

  19. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you…”
    This was my go-to verse in college when I was struggling with what my future would look like. Now it reminds me that He also knows the plans for my children – even when I think I know best!

  20. I am 30 and have 3 boys small boys 5, 3, and 4 months. I often feel like I fall short in showing them God’s unconditional and patient love. Lately I repeat under my breath Psalm 103:8 “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” It help me take a breath before I react or respond. This is my prescription.

  21. I have verses hanging all around my kitchen! This helps me see certain verses daily since there are lots of dishes & other cleanup:) I post promises but I also post verses that help me work on sin areas. of my life. For instance I need to have more control over my tongue & spirit so I posted
    Prov 25:28 “He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down & without walls.”
    When I need to know God is with me,cares & takes my burdens as HIS own I recite (or sing the chorus) 1Peter 5:8 I cast all my cares on Him for He cares for you. A great thing to do with the 1Peter verse is insert your own name. Doing that really helps the verse to become personal. Blessings to all at P31& a special thanks for the gentle reminder from today’s devo to be in God’s word daily.

  22. I always come to Romans 15:13. That’s my go to verse when I need to slow down.

  23. Jeremiah 29:11 is framed and up in my kitchen. I need that reminder daily! 🙂

  24. Nicole Snethen says:

    Repetition. I read daily devotion each day, re-read bible verses from Christian material I am currently reading. Especially the verses in which I have made significant, life-changing notes next to. (For example; Made to Crave, Lysa Terkeurst) And I listen to an hour of Christian radio programming (Family Life Today and Focus on the Family) on my way to work and on my headset at work. Not because I’m being legalistic with this structure/repetition but b/c unknowingly it has quietly imprinted my heart, mind, spirit, and physical body. I feel like the “light bulb” has gone on inside. The “a-ha” moment of finally getting how critical it is to invite Jesus into every moment of everyday of your life with his words of truth. When my mind starts spiraling down, I am finally able to speak, listen, and act in His truths. Daily devotions and Christian material used to be more like “feel good” moments for me. But they were extremely fleeting! Bottom line, it isn’t hard to daily invite Jesus into every moment and live in each moment with Him. I’m starting to crave him more and more all throughout my day. Your proverbs31 Daily Devotion was such a HUGE affirmation for me today. Thank you!

  25. Kay Oliver says:

    Phillipians 4:11-13 is my reminder of where my strength comes from, and that I can do nothing without Him. And sometimes I try, and oh what I mess I can make!

  26. This devotional was so freeing, thank you. While I was one to spend an hour or so in the word before getting out of bed; this season of life does not afford me that time. I’ve been beating myself up thinking devotionals and worship music just were not enough. I really miss hanging out with God in His Word the way I used to.

  27. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God…..

  28. Christine says:

    I love Psalm 37:4 and 5! Delight yourself in the Lordand He will give you the desires of your heart; Commit your way to The Lord, Trust in Him and He will act!

    Praying for all our children who ara away from the Lord, including my 27 year old and his wife.

    The Lord desires for ALL to come to salvation! AMEN!

  29. The one verse I have always gone back to is Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It’s my encouragement verse for myself and for others.

    I also tend to sing praise and requests to God through my favorite worship songs, so many to lean on for different needs!

    And lately, finally realizing how visual I am, I’ve started writing reminder verses on sticky notes and posting them in odd places to make me stop, think and pray!

  30. For me? Psalm 18:1 …I love you Lord; you are my strength. (NLT). The Lord sends us people to be His strength for us, but when no one shows up? I must fully rely on Him and his true Word.

  31. My Prescription verse is Jeremiah 29:11, for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,they are plans of good and not disaster to give you a future and a hope, also Psalm 138:8, The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. I recite these verses daily to myself aloud. They remind me that regardless of my circumstances and situations that Im dealing with the Lord still has a good plan for my life , regardless of what happens this is not the end and hes perfecting everything about me or that has to do with me.

  32. 2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  33. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV 1984. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

  34. Psalm 143:8 ~ “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I life up my soul.”
    I recite that almost every morning before the demands of the day set in. It’s a way of saying “Good morning Lord! Where are YOU taking me today? I’m here to follow.”
    I do the Proverbs 31 devotions every morning. The Lord has been doing a work in me in the past year. I’m just sitting back & enjoying the ride. 🙂

  35. One of my favorite’s is Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything Through Christ who gives me strength. Your devotion today is just what I needed to read today. I have a granddaughter that is being raised in a non-Christian home. My husband and I are trying to do our best to see that she gets to church and do activities with a Christian base.

  36. I have sometimes felt “broken” as a girl because I just don’t get fashion and make-up the traditionally girly things so I love the verse that says I’m ok because the King is enthralled with me!

  37. I grew up in a catholic home, Mom took the kids to church, Dad said he prayed while he worked. There was a prayer before supper. Sunday school ended when I was in 2 nd grade. The only thing different raising my kids was I made them continue Sunday school til after they were confirmed, everything else was they same. Now they are the ones, and even my crandchildren are all showing me how important God is in their lives! I am so thankful. Things are just awful in my marriage, I don’t know what to do! My son got me going to church again, I listen to Christian music all the time, I pray then pray some more…I’m not sure that I know how to pray, but sometimes when I do I feel a beautiful calm come over me that gives me an amazing peace, God is with me, I just pray that He is with my husband so that he will make the choice to be back and want our marriage to be forever again! Since I never really was taught much Bible anything and am just getting back to God, I am loving to read and absorb everything I am finding! Thank you all for sharing! I need it all!

  38. Psalms 34:4
    I sought the LORD and he hear me, and delivered me from all my fears.


  39. I love the Psalms and go to them often. Ps. 37 is wonderful when life is spinning out of control. It reminds us that God is still in control and that we can trust him. Thank you for your devotional…Proverbs 31 devos have become part of my daily quiet time and are so encouraging. 🙂

    1. amy faith martin says:

      agreeing with Gloria, thank you!

  40. The verse God has given me for 2013 is Philippians 4:7–“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” How I have needed that!

  41. So encouraged to read everyone’s postings and seeing how God’s word is a steadfast anchor. Isaiah 55:8 NIV “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” declares the Lord is the verse that always comes into my vision. This verse I so uplifting given that my thought process is filled with so much negativity and doubt.

  42. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 is a wonderful reminder to me to refocus my thoughts on God’s truth!

  43. Beautiful message Lynn. What a neat way to look at God’s Word.

    One verse that got me through one of my husband’s deployments (he’s in the Navy) was Psalm 4:8

    In peace I will lie down and sleep,for you alone, Lord make me dwell in safety.

    This one really helped the lonely, sleepless nights.

    Blessings to you!!

  44. Chelsea McKinley says:

    I lost my job yesterday and was feeling really low until I picked up my head and remembered the words from Jeremiah 29:11.. For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans not to harm you but to give you hope and a future. So I know there is something far better for me out there. In the meantime I am leaning on his everlasting promises to keep me and my family going everyday.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Chelsea, I am so sorry, my friend! I know that you must feel so discouraged. The Word is true and our God never fails…and He won’t fail you!

  45. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

    This verse always reminds me that no matter what is going on right now, it can not compare to what God has instore for me. Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful devotions. The devotions have become a part of my daily routine and I so appreciate it, such a blessing.

  46. amy faith martin says:

    Isaiah 30:15
    “…in quietness and trust is your strength..” (NIV)
    This prescription has the words my heart needed to hear. My daughter has autism and can’t put her thoughts into words, which has me impatient some times. Being quiet and trusting in HIS strength truly helps me remember it’s all about glorifying HIM. Thank You Lord and thank you Lynn for sharing these verses with us.

  47. mom@LTHfarm says:

    I have a 40 minute commute every morning, and every evening. I try to use that ‘Me’ time to pray, and I also have it tuned into worship music, 88.5 KLJC Kansas City, where they share not only great music, but also bible tracks, and uplifting stories throughout. It just makes me feel closer to God, and also keeps my mind in a positive place! That is where I found Proverbs 31, and all that they have to offer – – What a blessing! Thank you for the shot at winning this beautiful bible! 🙂

  48. One of my favorite ‘perscriptions’ is Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because she trusts in YOU.” I have this written at my desk at work, as well as it ‘posts’ at the end of every e-mail I send to encourage others! Thanks so much for your encouraging and uplifting messages!

  49. By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction! GREAT is His faithfulness!

    thank you for putting it into words, your devotional was just what I needed today.

  50. Stephanie says:

    I am terrible at memorizing Scripture but have a few favorites that even if I don’t know then verbatim, I know what they are saying to my heart. I would love to win this Bible as the wording is simple and easy to remember!

  51. John 3:30-“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

  52. Janet Jackson says:

    John 10:10
    New International Version (NIV)
    10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

  53. Dear Lynn,
    Greetings of grace and peace through Jesus Christ, our Lord & Savior.
    I am always strengthened & encouraged from the daily articles in Encouragement for Today and Girlfriends in God. Also, I am presently doing a Bible Study on the book of Proverbs. I am very much handicapped without a Bible since I lost mine two months ago. Upon reading that you are giving away a Bible, I jumped at the thought that maybe it is through you that I can have a replacement.
    Sweet blessings.

  54. I can feel your pain, Lynn. I have had the same symptoms as your daughter and had testing for celiac disease. Once diagnosed, I am now gluten-free for over 7 years! These words have been my saving grace:

    Mark 9:23
    New International Version (NIV)
    23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

    Matthew 19:26
    New International Version (NIV)
    26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter!

  55. Joanne Urbany says:

    Romans 8:28 has sustained me throughout the many difficulties I have experienced in this life. I am now 65. I accepted Christ at the age of 28 and the Lord has not failed to keep one of His precious promises. He sustained me through the death of my husband when my children were only one and six, 12 years later, he sustained me through a nasty divorce when I learned that the man to whom I had remarried was not the minister he claimed to be, but a wolf in sheep’s clothing, he has sustained me since that time as I remained a single mom and raised my three children alone with God as my Husband. He continues to sustain me as I seek to do His will and minister to the least of these as an addictions’ counselor. He has indeed used all things in my life to develop me, shape me into His image and comforted me so that I may comfort others in the same way that He has comforted me. He continues to teach me total dependence on Him and speaks to me during my daily quiet times where I try to practice Psalm 46:10. He has brought me a long way and I still have much to learn and to change. He is faithful and completes what he has started. He and His Word are everything to me.

  56. Hi Lynn,
    The verses that gets me through some of the roughest times in my life can be found in Matthew 11:28-30. It reads, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. verse 29: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. verse 30: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” These words of our Lord Jesus Christ always give me strength to go on. I have been re-reading these verses from my heart for the last 47 years and they haven’t failed me yet.

  57. Philippians 1:22
    For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
    Life vs. even more life- how can I lose? No matter where I go or what I do, I have peace here and security forever. Better than a prescription. 🙂

  58. 11 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.
    Jeremiah 29:11
    And 1 Corinthians 10:13

    13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

    These are mine, especially when things are tough I remember his promises through these verses. I would love to win this bible! I have been using my bible app you version, but would love this bible thank you xo

    1. Rachel S. says:

      I have had some real health struggles for the last year. I have seen several doctors, but there was some conflicting opinions. I have tried to control things as much as possible. I have done my own research and developed my own conclusions. I struggled with doing things the ” right” way to bring healing. I have finally went to God, thru His Word and prayer and asked Him to show me what I need to know. He gave me Proverbs 3: 7-8 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Whenever I find myself trying to take control, I am reminded of this verse. I love the idea of taking God’s word like a prescription. He has shown me, that He needs to be my source of healing.

  59. I try to read my bible for a short period of time each morning and night. I lik that I have a bible app on my phone and can access it while I am waiting for the kids to get out of school, waiting in line at the grocery store, at the doctors office etc. The best is that when I am driving and the kids are bored, I can hand my phone to them and also let them catch up on reading the bible!

  60. Katherine Miller says:

    God’s a safe-house for the battered,
    a sanctuary during bad times.
    The moment you arrive, you relax;
    you’re never sorry you knocked.
    Psalm 9:9 (The Message)

  61. Last August my husband of 27 years was cheating and left for a new woman. At that point in my life I was devastated, angry and depressed. I immediately started going to counseling and a divorce care group at a local church. I have been a christian for years, but like many, I had my priorities mixed up and had been putting my work and daily busy activities over God. My dear friend gave me a copy of the Jesus Calling Devotional from Sarah Young and it has made me really KNOW that Jesus loves me. I would recommend this devotional to everyone! Through my trial and deeper relationship with the Lord one thing really stuck out which was God telling me to BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD! I constantly have to remind myself to slow down and not only read the word but to be still and listen to what HE has to say to me! In this fast paced world we live in…..time is what God wants! Psalm 46:10

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Yvonne, I know God’s word has been working to heal that huge wound! Thank you for sharing the truth of Psalm 46:10!

  62. Sherry Goneau says:

    The verse that encourages me day after day is John 10:28…nothing shall ever snatch me out of His hand. Recently I gave my life back to God. I struggle with Bipolar and addiction issues. I would go to church and then when I fell back I would run from church and God. This scripture is so true for me today. I know that He has me in the palm of His hand and I have surrendered to Him and He is giving me the power to say no to what disappoints Him. God’s grace is sufficient and I will always remain in His hands.

    Each morning I follow a read the Bible in a year concept. As I read it I pick out words that stand out to me and then I write how it applies to me today. I then write out a prayer asking God to help me to apply whatever He is teaching me through His word.

    A friend of mine just told me about your site. This is the first time that I have been on here. I hope to learn alot as I continue to read through it. So far it has blessed and encouraged me.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thanks for coming, Sherry! I’ll be looking for you in the future 🙂 Be sure to sign up to receive the posts in your email to make it easier. Just go to and sign up under “Subscribe to my blog”. Be sure to send back the confirmation email 🙂

  63. I just signed up, on Monday, to receive daily devotionals through Proverbs 31 Ministries. Today your Encouragement for the Day led me to your website. I have been truly encouraged by your words today and in fact Ezekiel 36:26 is my prayer for my husband. Thank you!

  64. Beverly Toney says:

    My favorite prescription from God is Matthew 6:25-34 Which are the verses on Worrying. I have had to read these passages so many times that I can almost recite them from memory. I have a weakness when it comes to worrying about the things in my life instead of doing what God says and letting it go. I have to let God have control and it is a faith step. I have to have more faith. That is just it. When I am faithful and lean not on my own understanding and let Him take away the worry things turn out so much better. I have to more than give over the worry to Him but I also have to do it with faith in knowing that He has to be in control and what I want to happen in my life has to also be in accordance to His will and in His time or not one second of my planning and praying is going to do me any good. I am so blessed with His grace and love and when I do these things I am blessed a hundred fold. I hate the anxiety and the stomach aches and the constant nagging in my mind when I worry. So now I am doing the daily devotions through you and site and I am doing so much better for so many things because I have taken the time to start my day in Gods word with you all. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that we have somewhere to go to access Gods word daily and that you set up studies for us to follow and learn. I know Gods hands are in this ministry just from what I have been able to take away from it. Thank you all and God bless you all. ~Beverly

  65. I am a visual person too! I like to collect pictures with pretty backgrounds and power verse written on the front and posting them all over my place 🙂

  66. Lynn, I appreciated your devo and your words here as well! Proverbs 3:5-6 is one that God repeatedly brings to my attention and uses in powerful ways. During trials Romans 5:3-5 is one I cling to and reminds me there is a purpose for the pain!

  67. My favorite prescription verses are ones that I pair together… “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” -Ezekiel 36:26(NIV) and “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” -Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) … I had a horrible childhood that very easily can turn me into a horrible person. So, when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving in to the anger that bubbles inside of me sometimes or when I am in the throws of depression and PTSD and struggle to even get out of the bed, I take God’s prescription and remember His promises that He will give me a new spirit and take from me my stoney heart, because He has great plans for me. Plans to prosper me and not harm me. Plans to give me hope and a future.

  68. God bless you!
    My vitamin verse is 2 Tim 1:7 NKJV (open your bible 🙂
    When my mind is in a battle and I’m out of blueberries (:
    This will stop the madness…

    Peace be with you
    Mimi G. (:

  69. Doreen Gomez says:

    Hi Lynn, I’m a mother of 3 grown up girls now and I wish I had this book to give to them when they were teenagers. I have a granddaughter now that is almost 4 and I will make sure she has this book when the time comes. I have always felt empty myself and needed the love of a man growing up. So I understand what these young girls are going through. I just wanted to say I think your devotion today on the Prescription everyone needs was the bomb-diggity! LOL! I also share your devotions with my friends that work I stay at home for now. They enjoy the devotions just as much as I do. This is my favorite verse,

    Jeremiah 31:3

    “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Doreen…you are the best! Thank you so much for sharing with others! Together, we can expand His kingdom!

  70. 2 Timothy 1:12 (NIV)
    That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

    A good reminder when things don’t seem “fair” and when life seems too hard. We can always hold tight to Him no matter what is going on in our lives. I feel closest to the Lord when I realize that He is the ONLY one who is there 100% of the time… never lets me down… loves me unconditionally. We can’t say that about anyone or anything else in life. What an amazing love He has for each one of us! So thankful!

    I like to read the “Encouragement for Today” posts and daily devotionals online to start my day off focused on what really matters. I am a mommy to two little girls under 4 years old and a wife to a handsome, hardworking self-employed husband. Life can seem so stressful at times, and it never fails that when I pray to the Lord for help, He finds a way to touch my heart and helps me see the bigger picture, encouraging me to persevere and to become a better wife and mother through the struggles. Prayer and scripture saves me daily! 🙂

  71. Rm 8:28: All things work together for those who love Him.

    Your ideas were great. Thank you 🙂

  72. I’ve had the same bible since I became a believer 15 years ago. Not that I don’t like my bible but it would be nice to have a new one. 🙂 I am going through one of the toughest seasons of my life right now. All I have is the Lord! I was just thinking today about how we try so many other things to fix our circumstances. All we really need is Him and His Word!

  73. Those who trust in the Lord will prosper Proverbs 28:25

    It’s a great reminder that is on a plaque in my living room. I tend to be very stressed about money and the lack of it we seem to have. This reminder lets me know I need to just trust the Lord and he will provide.

  74. Krissy Musso says:

    Would love to win the Bible! Thanks for your encouragement!

  75. Rene Rosser says:

    I am so appreciative of the reminder that during quietness I find His strength. I have had a lot of trauma in my life and by the grace of God I am resilient and a survivor. However, I have gone through some very dark times, especially during my healing process and it is amazing the strength that I find during those quiet times. Through those quiet times is when I have found my passions, my love for education, and have attained many great achievements that I truly believe would not exist if it were not for His strength in those quiet times. So, thank you for these beautiful reminders and I am so glad to have found your blog today!

  76. Angie Bell says:

    I am so excited that Proverbs 31 Ministries posted this blog on facebook! Thank you so much for your inspiring words! Looking forward to all this subscription’s blessings! Praise God!

  77. This is my first time on this sight and am excited by what I am seeing. You are so right about God’s word. I think of it as a tool that we must learn to use to unlock the challenges we face daily. I have struggled with depression and it is God’s word that has brought me back into His light and enabled me to keep doing what needed to be done daily. One of my favorites is Proverbs 3: 5 and on.

  78. Joy Briggs says:

    His word is my anchor, every day, but especially in the hard seasons of life. My granddad went home to Heaven just 16 hours ago…my biological father also passed two months ago. My heart is hurting and when I look at these and other circumstances, I wonder how I will ever overcome. But then I remember…I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. And I am restored with peace!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Oh Joy! He is our great comfort!

    2. Said a prayer for you.

  79. This is my first time on this sight and am excited by what I am seeing. You are so right about God’s word. I think of it as a tool that we must learn to use to unlock the challenges we face daily. I think of it as a tool that we must learn to use to unlock the challenges we face daily. One of my favorites is Proverbs 3: 5 and on.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      I hope you will join us, Sally! We are a group of women being intentional moms together!

  80. Krissy Musso says:

    Philippians 4:6
    Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything!
    And Psalms 23, which is tattooed on my wrist, The Lord is my Shepherd
    What else needs to be said, constant daily reminders that all we need do is pray when lives worries come up, and that The Lord is our guide!

  81. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10

  82. I have two favorite ways to take in God’s word. Driving into work and listening to the Elevation Church sermons. I feel like the 45 minute drive isn’t long enough. It feels like I’m flying I’m so lifted up by God’s word. The other is lying in bed next to my husband reading the bible or the new book for OBS. Such a calm time. Makes for a wonderful sleep. Thank you for you post.

  83. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
    When things are tough, it helps to remind me to rest in Christ, He is the vine, He supports me and gives me strength to go on. Thank you for sharing your verses!

  84. Sandi Collins says:

    I try and get in a devotional and I try and work my day around that.

  85. I thank you for your dedication to bring the word of God to us who struggle with giving God the time he deserves.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      What a sweet source of encouragement you are, Diane! Some days, I just need it to keep writing!
      Thank you!

  86. I have been reading a Psalm every day. I have 3 boys under 3 1/2 years old and it is difficult to get into the word. The Psalms are great for keeping perspective. David, amidst dangerous circumstances, and warring emotions keeps perspective as he pours his heart out to our Lord. So encouraging, and such a good trait to model.

  87. Vicki Watts says:

    Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Just reading these words reminds me that God does have a plan for me, much better than anything I could come up with! This is my prescription for each day. Not that I always follow it but the days I do are so much more productive and full-filling. Thanks for the opportunity to be blessed by your gift of God’s word.

  88. Glad to have found you via Proverbs 31, on Facebook. Will be back to read more later on in the day. So good to have good things to read and share. God bless you. Robyn

  89. Melissa Pittman says:

    I sing to my sweet baby girl (well, my sweet 7 year old – I now also have a 3 week old) every night. It is about how amazing she is and how wonderfully made she is by God and how we couldn’t and wouldn’t expect anything more or better and how she needs to know the Fruits of the Spirit to be out in the world as a light for The Lord. There is always scripture in my song addressing or strengthening her in area she has trouble with – i.e. talking out of turn or not being respectful and so she hears about Proverbs 21:23. It keeps me up on studying the word and gives me a fun way to share it with my girls.

  90. Emiley Gaskill says:

    Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you….

    Love your encouragement to others!

  91. Marsha Glass says:

    My prescription verse is Malachi 6:8, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” I need this reminder daily to behave with the.godly attributes of honesty, mercy and humility when the human side of me reflexively wants to do the opposite.

  92. Stacy Bryn says:

    I often find that a different scripture speaks to me often so it is hard to cling to just one. Although when I was in 6th grade I attended a Bible Study in our apartment complex. I memorize John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Through the years my family moved often because of my dad’s job and this verse has been an anchor for me. No matter where I lay my head God has one home for me with him.

  93. One verse that I continually quote that brings my mind and heart much comfort is “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

  94. Mitzi Neiderhiser says:

    Jeremiah 29:11

    New International Version (NIV)

    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  95. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

  96. Cindy Uhrich says:

    Knowing that God is the author of our stories sure takes the pressure off! Thankful, so thankful that in every circumstance I am not in charge! Thank you for sharing these beautiful verses!

  97. Danielle Gerstenberger says:

    John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    Such a great reminder that we were never promised that things would be easy, but we can face even the toughest things in our life with hope and a sense of victory, because Jesus has already overcome it all and someday we will join Him in complete peace and rest. Makes my heart smile.

  98. Proverbs 3 5-6 and Phillipians 4 13 are my go to for encouragement when I’m feeling weak

  99. Nicole Bryan says:

    I never thought about Isaiah 30:15 very much until today as I read your blog. I have never thought about killing the temptation to make quick responses by just simply being quiet and that if I do that, much strength will be mine. I need to keep this as one of my prescription scriptures from now on. As a mother of three, two teenage girls and a preteen boy, I have alot of opportunities to become unraveled and speak before I think. This will help me to use quietness as a tool. Thankyou so very much.

  100. Karri Anderson says:

    My favorites right now that are helping are :
    Psalm 42:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.
    Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  101. Psalms 139 try to read it once a day

  102. Carrie Roth says:

    i would love to have the devotion book, i am always looking for way to help me stay in the word.

  103. Proverbs 3:5-6 trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

  104. Thank you so much for sharing your “prescriptions” for every day with us. I have a lot of anxieties and constantly have to remind myself about Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  105. I accidentally stumbled across your blog. It’s AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I have a 13 year old BEAUTIFUL daughter and will love sharing with her as well.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you for your words of encouragement, Joan!

      1. April Ota says:

        I have 4 girls ranging in age. I can’t wait to share this ministry with them. I don’t know how the two older ones will take it but the 10 year old has a heart for God and loves the Word.

  106. Thank you for your devotion! I have Philipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” taped to my computer. It reminds me (as a fairly new widow) that I CAN do all things — especially learning to do things I’ve not had to do before my hubby died.

    Thank you.

  107. Nancy brown says:

    Thanks for your ministry…

  108. Diane Miller says:

    I just recently remodeled my office to reflect a “tree” theme. I now know why I chose that theme. After reading your Psalm 52:8 reference, I believe God had it in mind when I was lead to use this theme. I am going to have it stinceled on the wall behind my desk. Thank you.

    “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” (NIV)

  109. The verse from Psalm 46:10 comes to mind Be still and know I am God. That means for me I make time to be at his feet daily. When I don’t I know and feel it in my heart. Your daughter is beautiful by the way and so glad she is feeling better.

  110. I love love love that verse “In quietness and trust shall be your strength”!! I would SO love this for our family! With 3 girls and a boy on the way, I could sure be reminded of this on a daily basis!! TY for your devotions and ministry!! Julie 🙂
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  111. Recently i have gone through a life changing experience. This verse has been such an encouragement for me and my family. Remembering Our God is faithful. I am also so blessed by your ministry. God bless

  112. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “They are good and not evil to bring you hope and a future.” This is my life verse, it has helped me survive loss and this perscription has brought healing to my broken heart.

  113. Lisa Boisvert says:

    Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Love this verse!!

  114. Thank you for sharing the word picture of scripture as my spiritual prescription. I am going through a difficult time in my family and God is hard at work in my heart. I have to trust He is doing the same with the others involved!! This verse is the prescription I’m taking today!

    Ezekiel 36:26 reminds me:

    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (NIV)

  115. Brandy W. says:

    I like to take mine through a variety of ways. I love the devotional Streams in the Desert! But I also use a variety of devotionals, sometimes all of them throughout the day, but that is not always the case. Sometimes I just go through the Word and read the places that have been highlighted or underlined. I also enjoy praise and worship music. I have several favorite passages. Revelation 3:7-8 “These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Some other ones are Psalm 18:32-36, Psalm 46:10, Jeremiah 29:11-14 and Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

  116. Dori Sheese says:

    Romans 12:9 – Love from the center of who you are. My favorite verse to remember each day!
    I do like your verse “In quietness and trust shall be your strength”, and shall study it in context soon.
    Thanks! Dori

  117. Julie Junck says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” It helps to remind me that even when things look impossible, God is still working and using me and my circumstances.

  118. April Ota says:

    I have my sister and brother and my Aunt in my family that are saved.. but it isn’t the end of the story. I want my Dad and my other Aunts and Uncles and cousins to be saved… I want all my family, AND my friends in heaven one day. I know that the only way to accomplish this is prayer, for the Word of God say that the effective fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. I also have my Christ-filled friends praying for them.. and praying for me that I can be light on a darkened hill.. Please pray that I will be that light that they need to see Jesus.

  119. Natalie Fry says:

    Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” These are my “life verses.” I memorized these about 7 1/2 years ago when my husband and I were looking to buy some land and build a house. I would say these over and over every day and pray that God would guide us and help us make the right decisions. And He did! So I adopted them as my life verses and use them now when I get frazzled or think I can fix things that I really can’t! Thank you for your ministry! : )

  120. Proverbs 3: 5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct your paths.

    I spend quiet time daily in God’s Word and following a devotional. What a difference it makes in my attitude and outlook! Thank you Jesus!!

  121. One of my favorites …Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
    Thank you for your Bible prescriptions today…. I needed it. Praying for my son and his fiance to get the jobs they are praying about since they graduated from college this month. Also am praying for my daughter to have someone come into her life to encourage her for the good to get her back on track for God.

  122. I need this constant reminder many times throughout the day.

    Philippians 4:6,13
    Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.
    I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.

    I have also been trying to preach the gospel to myself
    One passage being Colossians 2:13,14

    When you were spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were not free from the power of your sinful self, God made you alive with Christ, and he forgave all our sins. (Colossians 2:13 NCV)
    He canceled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules and nailed it to the cross. (Colossians 2:14 NCV)

    Thank you for Proverbs 31 Ministries

  123. Laura Troyer says:

    I especially like your first verse Isaiah 30:15. I often forget to be quiet and feel like I need to be constantly talking even when praying, instead of just being quiet with the Lord.

  124. Proverbs 20:18 is something I read when I need guidance thats something I been struggling since I changed my life to Christ .

  125. bj biddle says:

    I have been praying real hard for a family member who is struggling. Thank u for your words of encouragement. They really do make a difference in my life.

  126. Thank you so much for your post today. I have been reading my Bible first thing everyday on a reading plan and the after my husband heads off to work I go into my office and spend time in study, learning and prayer. I’ve just recently come to realize what a comfort having special verses to go to in times of stress or temptation really is. James 4:10 tells us to humble ourselves before the Lord and He will lift us up. It is so easy to let despair, disappointment or trying times to get me down so being lifted up is a great comfort. I will be going to the site you recommended for verses to memorize and keep with me. Thanks again:-)

  127. Alesia Stevens says:

    I love Proverbs 31 Ministry! This is my first visit to your site, but, it will not be my last! I always turn to Psalms in times of struggle, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 is another that I love. Great reminder that I must rely on and trust the Lord,He is my strength. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” When it feels as though the weight of the world is closing in and everything that could go wrong seems to be att at once, this verse helps me to keep my head up and to continue to move forward. I would love to receive this bible. Thank you!

  128. Jeremiah 29:11 This is my life verse. I know God is always in control and has wonderful plans for me.

  129. Hosea 3 vrs1
    The Lord said to me. Go show your love to your wife again, though she is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelite’s, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.
    What an amazing love God has for us! Praying for the same grace to love people that are hurting me.

  130. Isaiah 41:10 is a constant reminder I have memorized. I just repeat it to myself, believing God’s promises! “Do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I AM YOUR GOD. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. ” so blessed by your ministry! The girls in my teen group are LOVING your book, His Revolutionary Love!

  131. Philippians 4:8 Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy – think on THESE things!

  132. My verse is 1 John 4.4
    You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

    Because Satan like to remind me of the sins i have already been forgiven of. My Jesus is so good!

  133. I am so glad you found out what was bothering your daughter. Now she will feel so much better. PTL!!! As for the other. I am learning to really get into God’s word. I have a Bible and I wite notes in the margins( which are not really big enough to do) and sometimes I get, like I really get it. And then there are times I sit back and say, “what did I just read?” and then I go through this disecting it on and see what they say or google certain things and sometimes that helps and again at times it don’t. I hear some say you should read King James, other say whatever speaks to me. I am really not sure if I have found the right one for me or not. I have a New Kings James. What do you think?

  134. Throughout my formative years, my mom constantly quoted Scripture to me.

    Among her favorite quotables?

    “Call to Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee GREAT and MIGHTY things which thou knowest not.”

    “The LORD Is our Refuge & Strength, an ever present Help in times of trouble.

    “This too shall pass.”

  135. Donna Krings says:

    Summer is here…school is out! I plan to spend some time on my sun porch each morning with a cup of coffee and my bible or a devotional of some sort. Thanks for the chance to win the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Peace and blessings!

  136. Since I work full-time with 2 young children and an elderly Grandfather to help care for, it’s hard for me to find time to study the Bible. Since January of this year, I have started taking my Bible to work and reading it during my lunchbreak. Unfortunately, I don’t get as much time as I would like to read/understand God’s word, but it is a start. My favortie verse is actually a chapter, Psalm 23. For some reason, I find so much comfort in that passage when things are not going my way, which seems to be happening more frequently!

  137. My favorite way to take in God’s Word each day has been a daily prayer book I received before Christmas last year. However, lately it has also included Proverbs ThirtyOne Ministries. Actually Proverbs Thirty One seems to be surrounding me as of late. I met a friend who was a Director for a Direct Sales Company called ThirtyOne. Soon after I signed up to be a sales rep. How could I not be a part of a faith based company. Then by chance, i met a lady who wanted to start her one jewlery company. Her jewelry is created after her favorite Bible Stories. Her company is Purple Scarlet Adornments. A few days later I was listening to the radio in my car and there was an ad for the Proverbs Thirty One Ministries. I got to work logged on and signed up with my work e-mail address…and that is my favorite part of the morning. My daily readings to start my day. And my favorite verse…..Joshua 24:15….as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

  138. Karen Kellenberger says:

    So many verses have become my prescription verses in the last several years. I have sticky notes and index cards taped next to my bed so I read them daily. I also have sticky notes sticking out of my Bible marking verses I find in my daily Bible reading. My favorite right now is Exodus 14:14: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

  139. Wow! Lots of “prescriptions” in the great post and in the comments! Inspiring!!!

    I have been trying to incorporate Philippians 4:8 more and more in my thought life. Battling our enemy isn’t easy, but soooo worth it! Praise God!!

  140. When I feel confused, and I don’t understand events, situations, or happenings in my life or the world, I turn to Isaiah 55:8-9 for comfort: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

  141. Rosie Snider says:

    I love to hear what The Lord has to say through a few different devotional, My Utmost for His Highest and Jesus Calling are my favorite. I ALWAYS check each bible reference, usually with two or three versions. I also hear God through music. It brings me peace.
    Thanks to all of you have shared, Rosie

  142. This is the day the Lord has made;
    We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

    no matter what my circumstances I rejoice in the Lord!

  143. The prescription the Lord gave me when I was feeling insecure about my looks and my height (I am a 6′ 1/2″ woman.) a few years ago was Song of Solomon 7:6,7: “How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! Your stature is like a palm tree , and your breasts are like its clusters.” ESV. I don’t remember ever reading this verse before, but it literally jumped off the page at me. God was calling me beautiful even with my tall stature. That settled it for me. His medicine truly works. 🙂

  144. Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will calm you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

  145. Lynn, thanks for sharing your visuals, art can bring such great peace! My favorite morning verse is Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” It always gives me hope as my feet hit the floor. During the day, I have a couple of favorites…Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” and Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for i AM your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” These are my go to verses if I am having any doubts or if I feel anxious. When my head hits the pillow at night, my favorite verse is Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus, I trust in you!

  146. Deuteronomy 6:6-9, “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” This is stuck to my trudge so we see it every day.

  147. Hello Lynn,
    I do appreciate spending the time reading and learning from your thoughts for encouragement/ very practical messages indeed and the WORD is always on time!
    My verse is from Isaiah 26:3.
    .”..Thou wil keep him/her in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee ; because he/she trusts in Thee!”
    I am always reminded that , no matter what, I believe and have confidence in my Lord and God and Saviour, then all is well…..Be calm. It is well!
    Don’t worry but Trust.
    Thanks again for your encouragement and God bless you as you share with all of us sisters in the faith. Love and prayers
    Marilyn (SVG)

  148. Love the Proverbs 31. devotions/ messages via. facebook…able to share them with many of my friends both saved and unsaved….what a great way of letting the seed spread and grow among lives!
    Thanks again and God bless.

  149. Love the concept of verses as prescriptions! Guess I would have to say that Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 4:4-8 and Micah 6:8 are my daily prescriptions. As far as spending time in the Word, I enjoy doing Beth Moore studies with my gals at church, but the thing that made the biggest difference for me is inductive Bible study ( Slowing down and carefully observing the text, book by book, chapter by chapter and verse by verse has created a huge hunger in me. I like devotionals too, but can’t get enough of deep study.

  150. Ephesians 6vs10-18 EVERYDAY!
    10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
    13-18 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

  151. I have to agree with others that the verse that I keep going back to is Jeremiah 29:11. I am an older lady, and I have been sick for several years. Sometimes, the pain is great, and it takes a lot just to hang on. The worst part, to me, is that I am losing my memory. I have some kind of neurological disease that the doctors think might be Alzheimers. I must keep remembering that God does have a plan for me, and if this is it, I am willing to just cling to him, and keep on praying.
    Thanks you!

  152. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

  153. I’m still looking for my “vitamin” verse. I do enjoy spending about 10 min. each morning before I get out of bed conversing with God and asking him for daily guidance.

  154. Eva Masterson says:

    I enjoyd the scriptures and mine is The Name Of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous runneth into it and is safe there is safety in the arms of Jesus Be Blessed

  155. Thank you for sharing. Just like I need a reminder to take my prescription, I need a reminder to stop and spend some time with God. I just signed up for the daily devotional from Proverbs 31.

  156. I’m not sure of the reference right now, but “God is not a god of confusion but of peace.” When things seem out of control this one helps to slow me down long enough to remember to pray.

  157. I have only recently returned to faith, about one year ago. I receive several e-mails a day with bible passages and devotionals. I save them until the evening, and read them before bed. It ignites my prayer. I am still learning, and I am grateful for people like you and those at Bible Gateway and elsewhere who truly spread God’s word in a way that is applicable to the lives of so many, so absorbable and real.

    PS- I have food allergies- gluten at the top of the list.

  158. Two years ago I used the spiritual “supplements” from Isaiah 41:10 to carry me through brain surgery and dialysis. It was His nutrients that sustained me through trying times. Today, I continue to take his prescriptions in thanksgiving and gratitude.

  159. My favorite verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”. God gives us the ability to do anything he needs according to his purpose and will. I also use this verse as without God I can do nothing, nothing apart from Him.

  160. Peggy Clement says:

    My perscription verse is 1Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while. will himself restore you and make strong, firm and steadfast. God spoke this to me when I found out I had to have back surgery for the second time and told God that it wasn’t fare.

  161. Allison Crow says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I have three daughters. Madison, 9…Molly, 7 1/2…McKenzie, 5 1/2… I long to raise them up knowing they van turn to God. I pray that I will be able to learn from you

  162. Kristi "Nikki" Briggs says:

    Hi Lynn, I came across your devotional on Proverbs 31 Ministries website, and boy, I’m glad that I did! There are so many Scriptures that I love, too pick just one is not easy. I suffer from anxiety and depression, so I NEED a daily dose of God’s Word every day! I often find myself thinking of and repeating Proverbs 3:5-6, and Ez.. 36:26, as well as Romans 8:1, and many others. I find that music really speaks to me and has a way of calming my heart and rather stirs up joy because of His unfailing love! I, too, suffer from stomach issues and certain foods. I didn’t want to go to a doctor just be put on a diet, and have a few friends that eat gluten free and have done other various things to their eating habits… but after reading your blog(s), I’m thinking that I just might need to see a naturopathic doctor like your daughter did to get my stomach straight. Blessings, ~Nikki

  163. Allison Crow says:

    I got cut off from previous comment. I wanted to say that I look forward to reading your book to guide me with raising my daughter’s in a Godly way. I’ve always held Jeremiah 29:11 close to my heart…”For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” It helped after my husband and I had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy and when we found out our son has Down syndrome. Thanks for your ministry. Blessings, Allison

  164. My go to verse is Romans 8 :28
    And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,

    this verse keeps me grounded even in adverse situations.
    thanks for a great message today.

  165. Hi, I have many verses that speak to me at different times & in different ways, memorising them is the hardest part for me. Jesus dropped a few verses into my heart when I was struggling a few years ago after losing my father, grandmother & I was made redundant from my job of 23 years, all within a 6 month period. The verse that stood out most was – Hosea 10:12 “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, & break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD,
    until he comes & showers his righteousness on you.”
    God is Faithful

  166. Snooky Labto says:

    Helo! I’m so blessed with your letters everytime I read it in my e-mail. My prescription verse is ISAIAH 59:19
    “The Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against HIM”. My favorite way to take in GOD’S word is to read HIS word after prayer while listening God’s music..

  167. Dowell P. says:

    My presciption verse, especially in the years that I was raising three children as a single parent, and now that I am praying for a granddaughter as she grows into womanhood, is Isaiah 54:13, “And all your children shall be disciples – taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

  168. susan lux says:

    my prescription verse is Isaiah 41 13. For I am the Lord your God who will take hold of your right hand and say to you do not be afraid I am here to help you.

  169. My perscription verse Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in me will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. This letting me know me that no matter how I feel, I have to walk by faith and believe that God is doing a work in my life and he will complete it, I have to take in the word of God first thing in the morning when I am fresh in my mind. I thank you for your ministry. The encouragement words that you send weekly had help me a lot. I pray God blessing upon your ministry. God bless

  170. As I am walking through a situation right now I am learning to cling to God’s Word. One of the ways I am doing that is by writing the scriptures God leads me to on index cards and carrying them around in my pocket all day long. As my thoughts get in the way, I pull out my cards and read the verses. It has helped a lot. My go-to verse right now is Phillipians 4:6-9 —

    “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 transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”(Philippians 4:6-9 NIV)

    My favorite part of this verse is: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I have experiences this peacr so many times in the past couple of months and am so thankful for the please that transcends all understanding.

  171. Staci Elerson says:

    Thank you so much for what you write. I have multiple diagnoses including multiple sclerosis, already have a pacemaker at 36 years old (got it 9 years ago) for “sick sinus syndrome”, bipolar disorder, and others that cause a LOT of chronic pain but I have gone OFF of all except for one medicine because they were all for pain, sleep, anxiety and thanks to turning to the Word, I no longer need those “prescriptions” I am hoping to come off of the other one some day but it’s not one you can stop suddenly. I got baptized Wednesday at the little country church with about 35 members that I go to and I had stopped because it was “boring” but have been a member 13 years and trust everyone there and they helped me get started back on the right path. Now I feel that I am being led into the ministry in some way after all I have overcome. Only GOD could have done what he has done in my life and the lives of my friends and family, who are all Christians and a wonderful example of how to live happy and free without needing all those pills 🙂

  172. Jo Embrey says:

    Proverbs 3:5, 6 is one of my favorite verses. God’ s will is perfect. All that is happening fits beautifully
    in His wise plan. We must trust HIM without reservation. God has spoken to me many times through this verse; through trials and times of struggle He is there!

  173. Mine and my middle daughter live daily by I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Proverbs 4:13. Simple and easy to remember and super encouraging!

  174. Stephanie says:

    I love praying the Scriptures and using tools to pray them. I do this for my whole family.

    I got my 13 year old daughter your devotional and she has been doing that daily. This morning I just talked with my children about what tools they are going to use to get in God’s word daily over the summer.

    I have been looking at the new Bible and would be thrilled to win it. I want to read everyone else’s comments, I just have to find the time!


  175. Phil. 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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
    Love these verses and how they refocus my thinking.
    So glad to have found your website!

  176. I too am a visual learner the best. I just recently received some alphabet cards with a scripture starting with each letter. Since I am a kindergarten TA in public schools, I am putting these on my desk for myself and maybe for their little eyes to see the alphabet letter and maybe even try to read the words with it.

    I have also started the confident heart book by Renee swope and she sends out an email from the online study with an important verse for that chapter and 1 word to focus on that she sends as a PDF so I can print and hang wherever on bulletin board at work or on my refrigerator.

  177. I need to make a list of my favorite verses. Some of them have given needed perspective or instructed me well or given me truth when I’m believing lies. The one I cling to most in difficult times is Do not be anxious about anything but in everything with prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God then the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mond in Christ Jesus. Amen!

  178. Recently God added this one to my list–
    You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me
    Psalm 92:4
    It reminds me that I am very blessed and should be joyful!

  179. I just wanted to thank you for your post today. I am also a visual learner and the picture that said “this is not the end of the story” really encouraged me. I am glad that even though some family situations seem overwhelming to me they aren’t overwhelming to our God and he already knows how He will work His good and perfect will out in the lives of my loved ones.

  180. There are many verses that God sent to me when I needed them but i think it started with my mother’s favorite: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

  181. I was checking my email and was reading the proverb 31 for today.. I was so touched with what you said. I have had a very bad week, with work and my health that it was just what God knew I needed. I struggle with self worth all the time. I also have a daughter that is struggling I will show her this new place that God showed me. Thank you for being an instrument get Gods meaning to us!!!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Penni, I am so very sorry to hear of your week and truly glad God brought encouragement to you through my post!

  182. Although I instill In my three teenagers daily, on how to seek Christ in all they do/say/live; I still find myself doubting their own strength due to the fruit I especially see in my two boys. So this verse has been such a comfort to me when I hear the lies try I whisper in my ear…”their gonna do what they want anyway”

    In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NIV)

    Because if I can see it; it only temporary- the unseen is eternal.
    Thank you for being a visual learner a well;
    Big Squeeze

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Miranda, this is a verse I need to keep close by too!

  183. Mythyl T. says:

    Hi Lynn!

    My favorite prescription verses are: Gal. 2:20, “For I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ lives in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Also from Prov. 3:5,6 that says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your way; and He will direct your path.” These verses remind me to stay focus in all circumstances, trusting the Lord because He is with me and I don’t need to worry for anything as He has my best interest in mind. Praise the Lord!

  184. Sandra Hawkins says:

    Catching up on my email and WOW, what a blessing for someone to receive this Bible as a gift! I held one of these Bible’s in my hands at an event in Tampa that you spoke at a month ago and what a GEM! If I could have, I would have taken one home with me! The verse I’d like to share is Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. I have to intentionally FOCUS my THOUGHTS on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable. A great companion verse to Philippians 4:8 is 2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. Thank you Lynn for giving me food for thought… words from Scripture that focus my thoughts!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Sandra, thanks so much for stopping by! I agree – God’s word is amazing and this Bible is so beautifully packaged! I LOVE the verses you shared. How powerful it is when we take every thought captive!

  185. My prescription verses are: 1 John 3:18 Let us Love in Truth and Action; not mere words or speech
    Proverbs 3 Lean not on my understanding
    Psalm 46:10 God’s got it!

  186. I have a scripture box that is filled with my favorite Bible verses. I open it and read the notecards everyday. I confess God’s word daily. This prepares me for the day and it feeds my soul. My favorite verse is Psalm 91:1(amp) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of The Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.

  187. my favorite is Psalm 59:16-17. “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely”. This scripture reminds me everyday of who God is, a mighty fortress where I can run to and take refuge.

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