Isaiah 41:10, The Most Popular Bible Verse Of 2020 is about how God helps us in Times of Fear
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The Bible-reading app YouVersion has published a report reviewing its statistics for 2020, which show that there have been more than 52 million installs and half a billion verses shared, its highest on record.
The app has also registered up to 22.4 million Bible App for Kids installs, more than 1.4 billion plan days completed, over 7.5 billion audio Bible chapters played and more than 99 million videos viewed.
“Through every hardship, people continue to seek God and turn to the Bible for strength, peace, and hope,” YouVersion founder Bobby Gruenewald, said.
He pointed out that, “while 2020 is a year so many say they’d like to forget, we see it as a year to remember how God used His Word to help so many people overcome their fears through reading the Word.”
Isaiah 41:10 – Verse of 2020
YouVersion also reported that the most searched, shared and bookmarked verse worldwide in 2020 was Isaiah 41:10:
“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.”
Furthermore, “early in the year, people most frequently searched the App for Bible in a year plans, but in mid-March as COVID-19 accelerated, the number one search term was fear. Soon after, the fastest growing search terms were words like peace, hope and faith.
According to Gruenewald, “these top search terms really show what’s been weighing on the hearts and minds of people around the world. They reveal how people all over the world are seeking God as they wrestle with the difficult circumstances they have faced in 2020.”
The bible-reading website Bible Gateway presented very similar trends in its annual report. Since March, when the lockdowns began, pandemic-themed verses and God’s healing of sickness got around 90 times more queries than average.
Regarding the top Bible verses, John 3:16, followed by Jeremiah 29:11 were the 2 most popular verses in 2020, as they were in previous years. Meanwhile, 2 Chronicles 7:14 moved up to the number 3 spot.
Searches for “fear” and “fear not” increased throughout 2020, with “fear” ranking number 6 on the Bible Gateway’s ranking of the most popular keyword searches.
Verses Declaring We Can Overcome Fear
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4
There are many things that can cause believers to be fearful these days but the Lord has given His children the power and authority to overcome fear. Saturate yourself in the word and God’s peace and joy will fill your heart!
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