Seeds of Truth

Scripture Verses to Inspire Your Writing

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13, NLT

When you read this verse, what comes to mind? What personal experience can you connect to it? How can you use this verse as the foundation for a personal experience article? How can you use it as the foundation for a devotional?

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“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

What does this verse mean to you? What personal experience can you attach to it? How can you use this verse in an article aimed at graduates? People dealing with a loss? People heading into a new phase of life?

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…the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11, NIV

How do you put your hope in God’s unfailing love? What does it mean to you that God delights in you? What type of article can you write to share your insights? What personal experience can you use?

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Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed. Proverbs 23:17-18, NLT

Have you ever envied a sinner? What did this do to your relationship with the Lord? How did it destroy your hope? How do you keep your focus on Him? How can you use this verse in your writing?

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I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. Psalm 9:1, NASB

How can you tell of all His wonders in your writing?

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You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope. Psalm 119:114, NLT

How has God been your refuge and shield? How has His Word been your source of hope? How can you share the answers to these questions in a personal experience piece?

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I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5, NIV

What has God taught you in those times of waiting? How have you gleaned hope from His Word? How can you use this verse in your writing?

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“…blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7, NLT

How has trusting God blessed you? How do you make the Lord your hope and confidence? How can you use these insights in your writing?

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May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:21, NLT

How has integrity protected you? How did God develop integrity in you? How can you express those insights through your writing?

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So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord! Psalm 31:24

How has God helped you be strong and courageous? How have you seen His strength at work in your life? What courageous thing did you do when you knew that courage could only come from God? How did you learn to put your hope in the Lord?

How can you use this verse in your writing?

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And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Psalm 39:7, NLT

Have you ever tried to put your hope in something or someone other than God? What happened? How can you share your story in an article?

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Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5, NIV

How do you find rest in God? What has He taught you about being still? What do you learn about Him in those times of rest? What do you learn about yourself? How can you use these insights in a meditation/devotional? How can you use them in a personal experience piece? How can you use them in a how-to article? How can you use them in poetry?

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When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:19, NIV

When have you experienced anxiety? How did God’s consolation bring joy to your soul? Did He do it through His Word? Through other people? How did you overcome your anxiety? How can you use your experience in a personal experience piece? How can you use it in a meditational/devotional? In poetry?

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Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. Psalm 119:49, NIV

How has God given you hope through His Word? How have you seen Him work through His Word? How can you share that insight in a personal experience piece? In fiction? In a how-to article? In a meditation/devotional? In poetry? How can you explain it to children in a story?

What Bible verses help you in your darkest times? How can you use those verses in your writing? Use each verse as a separate inspiration. How can you share that experience in a personal experience piece? In fiction? In a how-to article? In a meditation/devotional? In poetry? How can you explain it to children in a story?

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“And his name will be the hope of all the world.” Matthew 12:21, NLT

How have you seen God give hope to others? How have you shared the hope of the Lord with others? How can you share your insights through a meditation/devotional? Fiction? How-to article? Personal experience piece? Poetry?

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Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Romans 15:4, NLT

Which one of God’s promises are you holding on to? How have you seen His promises fulfilled? What Bible verses give you hope and encouragement? Why? What is the story behind your answers to these questions? How can you use that story in a how-to piece? In fiction? In a personal experience article? In poetry? In a meditation/devotional? How can you explain these truths to children in a children’s story?

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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. Romans 15:13, NIV

How does this verse speak to you? What personal experience can you tie to this verse? How has God filled you with all joy and peace? How have you learned to trust God? How has God given you hope?

How can you use these insights in a how-to article? In fiction? In a personal experience piece? In poetry? In a meditation/devotional? How can you create a children’s story to convey these truths?

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Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7, NLT

How has God shown His love for you in this way? How do you show this kind of love to others? How do they show it to you? What happens when you want to give up, lose faith or lose hope? How do you maintain a love that endures through every circumstance?

How can you use these insights in a personal experience piece? In a how-to article? In a marriage article? In an article about friendships? In fiction? In a meditation/devotional? In poetry?

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Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13, NLT

How has this been true in your own life? How have you seen faith at work? What part does it play in your life? How have you seen hope at work? In what experiences did it play a role? How have you seen love at work? How has God shown you that the greatest of these is indeed love? How has this verse encouraged you? In which of these areas do you need to grow?

How can you use these insights in a parenting article? Marriage article? Article on singleness? Christian living article? What kind of personal experience piece could you write? How-to article? Meditation/devotional? Children’s story? How can you incorporate these insights in fiction? Poetry?

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    • Marc,

      The Seeds of Truth page features Bible verses. Many Christian writers use Bible verses as a starting place for their writing. My goal is to help them think deeper about these verses so them can glean writing ideas from them.

      I’m glad you’ll keep coming back. I hope I inspire you in your writing.

      Deborah

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