Each year YouVersion Bible app releases the most popular verse of the year. And this year’s choice is certainly a sign of the times for 2020.
The Christian Post explains:
Searches on the YouVersion Bible app increased by 80% this year, to nearly 600 million, as the pandemic created a sense of uncertainty and turmoil. The verse Isaiah 41:10, which is about God’s promise for strength and help, was the verse that was bookmarked, highlighted and shared the most.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand,” reads what became YouVersion’s Bible verse of the year.
Last year’s most favourite verse was from Philippians:
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)