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The Most Searched Verse in 2020…

Do Not Fear Most Searched Verse in 2020

Introduction: Isaiah 41:10

It’s been reported on a few different media outlets that the most searched Bible verse of 2020 was Isaiah 41:10, which says,
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” No one who experienced 2020 firsthand will be surprised that a verse about fear was the most searched. It was a year full of once in a lifetime events, to name just a few:

2020 Events

  • 47 million acres burned in Australia wildfires.

  • Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in a helicopter crash

  • President impeached.

  • Protests and riots throughout the US after the death of George Floyd.

  • “Murder Hornets” arrive in the US.

  • Beirut explosion.

  • California wildfires.

  • Death of Ruth Baden Ginsburg.

  • An election year with lots of turmoil surrounding the election.

  • Kanye West put out a Christian album.

  • Macaulay Culkin of Home Alone fame turned 40?!?!

  • The Pentagon releases UFO footage.

  • Brexit happened.

  • Stock Market Crashed.

  • Multiple Cyclones, Hurricanes, and Typhoons wreaked havoc around the world.

Covid-19 Pandemic

But without a doubt, probably the biggest issue, the thing that set everybody back in 2020, was the devastating shortage of toilet paper. Well, maybe not that, but more importantly the Corona pandemic, the shutdowns, school closings, the isolation, and challenges that went along with it.

All that to say, plenty of people had reason to struggle with fear in 2020. The encouraging part of this is that it seems many were turning to the Bible for hope in the midst of fear. Instead of staying stuck in their fear, they wanted to know what the Bible said about moving past fear.

The Comforting Truth of God

Isaiah 41:10 was one of the verses we featured in our twenty verse Fun-Easy-Family Devotions program in 2020. It was the most visited part of our website and the thing we received some of the most feedback on. Families stuck at home were so grateful to have a resource for memorizing Scripture together.

To launch into 2021 “fear-free,” check out these four devotions on Isaiah 41:10. Commit to reading and discussing the questions over dinner four nights in a row. Pray for God to use that time together to equip your family to turn to God to deal with any fear you might be facing. Here are all the links you need to get started: Devotions for Isaiah 41:10, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. Download the song here, and watch the video and hand motions video.


John Majors

John Majors and his wife Julie have a passion to help parents intentionally disciple their children. They served with FamilyLife for twenty years. They now partner with Seeds Family Worship to create tools and resources for parents to use at the table. They seek to invest in marriages and families internationally, specifically in countries in the South Pacific (their family spent 6 months of 2018 in Fiji). The Majors see the family table as the place where faith, food, and family intersect to create the ideal environment for growth. The Majors and their three children live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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