The Best Bible Verses for Encouragement
The world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Because of this, we’re also having to adapt our lives at a more rapid rate than ever before. Whether socially, economically, environmentally, politically, or personally, the change of pace is palpable. It’s also unavoidable (Jn 16:33).
Change in and of itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, change can oftentimes be a very good thing — breaking us free for example from vicious cycles of complacency or from former habits that held us back (i.e. conversion). That being said, there’s no doubt that hastened and unsuspecting change can oftentimes bring about much uncertainty and anxiety. And in order to combat these feelings, we need an antidote. The antidote, most assuredly, is encouragement. We need to be (and stay!) encouraged — always.
Thank the Lord above for giving us the best and greatest source of encouragement ever. The divine gift of His Word. The only printed Word on the planet that is not only transformational, but alive. God-breathed words quite literally have the power to transform a person’s life by way of promise and encouragement (I can personally attest to this!). And there is a very good chance you need to be encouraged today.
For this reason, The Best Bible verses for encouragement list has been hand-crafted — in large part because of how powerfully they’ve spoken to hearts and minds all around the world. I am confident that if you take the time to prayerfully read them over (or any Scripture verses for that matter), allowing each word to bathe your soul in hope and promise, they will, as they’ve done throughout the ages, inspire, motivate, and encourage you.
As you read these verses over, pay attention to which ones the Holy Spirit uses to get your attention. The ones that provide you with the most comfort and strength. And no matter what you’re facing today, remember this: as a believer in Christ, you have nothing to fear. Ever. No matter how things appear in the natural, you have the promise of Almighty God in the spiritual. He is equipping you to be excited about the future. God is with you, my friend, and if He is for you who dare be against you? So then, let’s get encouraged!
The Best Bible Verses for Encouragement
“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.'”
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this [may be] impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’”
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!'”
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is [never] in vain.”
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the One who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.”
“They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”
“I can do all things through [Christ] Who strengthens me.”
“No trial has come to you but what is human [normal]. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial He will also provide a way out, so that you [will] be able to bear it.”
“I keep the Lord always before me; with Him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken.”
“Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for He who made the promise is trustworthy. We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly [congregations], as is the custom of some, but encourage one another, and this all the more as you see the day [of Christ’s second coming] drawing near.”
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
Anytime you need hope and encouragement, return to this list of powerful and encouraging verses. But before we go, let us end with three additional and divine promises for you:
“The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” –Philippians 4:7.
“I have told you [all] this so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world” –John 16:33.
“For no Word from God will ever fail” –Luke 1:37.
*See also: “Best Bible Verses to Lift You Up and Fill You with Hope for the Future”
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