Encouragement Scriptures In The Bible
The Bible is full of encouragement. The Psalms, the book of Proverbs, and other passages have verses that will speak to your heart. Here are some of my favorite scripture quotes about hope and encouragement:
Psalm 23 has been known as the “pastoral psalm” since it is typically read at funerals and other times of lamentation. The Psalmist begins by saying “The Lord is my shepherd.” In this passage, we see that God is:
- our shepherd–He leads us to green pastures and still waters;
- our guide–He provides direction for us;
- our refuge–He protects us from the dangers of life and death;
- our strength–Without Him, we would be weak and give up in despair;
- provider–He sustains us with all that we need each day;
- protector–He keeps away those who want to harm us;
Romans 8:28 is one of the most comforting Bible verses to read when you’re struggling with grief, loss or pain. The apostle Paul wrote this in a letter to the church in Rome. He was encouraging them after they had suffered much persecution for their faith.
While we don’t have all the answers about why bad things happen on earth, we can be sure that God is working everything together for good (Romans 8:28). This means that there’s always hope! No matter how bad life seems today, it will get better because God isn’t finished with you yet! In fact, he has plans for your future—good plans that will bring great joy (Jeremiah 29:11). You may feel like you’ve lost something important to you or someone else has caused harm in your life but God wants everyone who believes in him also has eternal life so don’t give up hope!
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31
So many of us feel weak, tired, and worn out. Our faith can feel like it’s being tested to the point that we’re afraid to even ask God for help. Our bodies may ache from illness or stress or age. We might have had a string of bad luck lately—a lost job, failing health, personal tragedy—and every day seems harder than the last. When we feel like this is too much for us to handle alone and all hope seems lost, remember what God told His people through Isaiah: “Fear not.”
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about the excellent things you learned from your culture group at church last week! And don’t ever stop doing these things! For the God who called you is faithful; he will do this very thing for you because of Jesus Christ.
In other words: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Ask God to help you with whatever new skill or task is taking up most of your energy right now (like learning how to use email). Ask Him to give you strength when it comes time for a big presentation at work or school next week—or even just tomorrow night’s dinner party with friends! And remember that He will lead each step if we let Him guide our lives as we seek His will for us each day.”
In Psalms 37:4-5, you can find the secret to happiness and encouragement. The Bible is the source of all hope, guidance, wisdom, truth and encouragement. These verses say that if you delight yourself in the Lord then He will give you the desires of your heart. This means that when we are seeking God’s will for our lives through prayer we are able to experience joy.
“It is better to be poor and wise than rich and foolish. It is better to be a beggar than a fool, for he who hates bribes will live; but he who takes them will die.”
- Proverbs 3:5-6
In John 14:27, Jesus tells us that He is the only way to God. He is the only one who can give us eternal life and make a person new. There are no other ways to get to Heaven but through Him and His sacrifice on our behalf.
28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
These are some of the scriptures about hope and encouragement.
- The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:2)
- Be strong, courageous and firm; fear not nor be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not say in your heart when the Lord your God has driven them out before you, “Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land”; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out from before you.(Deuteronomy 31:6-7)
- You are worthy because You are Worthy! And everyone else around us knows we deserve so much better than what they have given us!
I hope this article has helped you find some encouragement in the Bible. There are many more scriptures that could have been included, but I wanted to give you a taste of what these passages look like. Hopefully this list will help you find other verses that speak specifically to your situation, whether they be those related specifically to encouragement or just something uplifting in general.