U is for Understand

“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver.” Proverbs 16:16 (NIV)

U in My TEA CUPP Prayers is for Understanding my story, or once UPON a time. Where do you fit into God’s story? I enjoy reading my Bible and discovering verses that tell my story. I say, “Wow, God, that happened to me!”

Psalm 53:2 (NIV) proclaims, “God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”

This verse makes me think…God is squinting down from heaven to see if any of us are Christians. Do any of us care anymore? Are any of us still seeking Him? I want to wave my arms, like a person on an island signaling the rescue plane. I want to shout, “Here I am! I’m seeking You! I’m trying to understand!” And so I search God’s Word and pray to understand what He has there for me.

Some of my favorite verses that help me understand my story are…

“For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.” Psalm 56:13 (NIV), and

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God: I myself will see Him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me.”  Job 19:25-27 (NIV)

As you read God’s word, try highlighting verses that speak to you and your story so that you can use them to share your testimony with others.  What are some of your favorite Understanding verses?

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