40 Best Scriptures to Encourage
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
But they who wait for 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.
“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.”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.”
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 John 2:17
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
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