Encouraging Bible Verses
Our Creator gave us many encouraging Bible verses because He knew we would need encouragement for a number of reasons; whether we get discouraged, depressed or simply embarking on a new path or challenge, humans need encouragement of some sort.
We need to know about such biblical verses as we may need them ourselves when we are down, or to encourage other people, specially our loved ones.
We can use encouraging Bible verses in a letter, a card, an email or even a text message!
When do people need encouragement? At all times!
People have family problems, broken relationships (or on the verge of being broken), tough situation at work. We really have every type of trial in our lives!
Encouraging Bible Verses from the Pentateuch
Deut. 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
Jos. 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Encouraging Bible Verses from Psalms and Proverbs
Ps. 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Ps. 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Ps. 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Ps. 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
Ps. 37:6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
Ps. 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Ps. 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
Ps. 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.
Ps. 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
Ps. 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Ps. 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Ps. 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Prov. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
Prov. 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Encouraging Bible Verses from the Prophets
Is. 40:29 He [God] gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Is. 40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
Is. 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Jer. 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
Mic. 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.
Encouraging Bible Verses from the New Testament
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
1Cor. 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Phil. 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Phil. 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
1Thes. 5:11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
1Pet. 5:7 …casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
As you have been able to read for yourself, God's Word is filled with encouraging Bible verses. The main message of these verses, though, is to rely on our Creator at all times, difficult or otherwise.