Bible Verses That Encourage

From the beginning to the end of the Bible, there are people, events, signs and wonders that encourage and inspire a person to continue on life’s journey. Your heart bursts of love for God and your mouth is filled with praises.

However, there are days when circumstances become a heavy load, a burden so heavy that it brings you to your knees. In desperation you call out to God….

Scriptures Full Of Encouragement

When Joshua succeeded Moses in leading the nation of Israel into the Promised Land, God encouraged him to read and meditate on the Word of God, to live according to the Bible so that he would prosper and be successful. He need not be afraid or dismayed because the Lord God would be with him wherever he goes. (Joshua 1:-8; Deuteronomy 31:8)

This is a promise that God made to all, not only to Joshua.  In Hebrews 13:5 God tells you that he will never leave you nor will he forsake you. It may feel as if you have been forsaken by man and God, but it is not so. The only human being that has ever been forsaken by God was Jesus when hanging on the cross covered by the sin of the world. At that moment God had turned his face away from Jesus, because God cannot bear to look at sin.

Jesus defeated death and after he was raised from the dead, he walked the earth for 40 days before he ascended to heaven where he is sitting on the right hand of God. Jesus is our Mediator in heaven and the Holy Spirit is on earth.

During your life, there are times that are hard because God rebukes and disciplines you. Instead of becoming discouraged, be encouraged with the knowing that it is because God loves you. He only chastens and disciplines His children (Hebrews 12:5-6).

Jeremiah 29:11 tells you that God made plans for your life long before you were conceived. He didn’t forget you; in fact the Bible tells you that He did not only make a plan but plans in plural! These plans God had made for you are for good not for disasters; plans that will give you a future and hope.

Inspirational Verses in The Bible

Paul was a mass murderer before he met Jesus and became one of the greatest defenders of the good news of Jesus Christ. Paul’s life is a great inspiration to all.

John 3:16 is the Bible verse that inspires every sinner to know that God loves you so much that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, so that you will receive everlasting life. There is no sin under the sun from the days of Adam and Eve to the day of Jesus’ second coming that cannot be forgiven by God. Paul who persecuted Jesus and his followers is an excellent example of God’s saving power.

His forefathers Abraham and Noah are probably the greatest inspirations when it comes to waiting on God for promises to be fulfilled. Sarah’s barrenness and their old age made it impossible to conceive. There was no solution to that problem, it wasn’t humanly possible. Then God came and gave them Isaac. Your situation could be the same; there is nothing to be done to rectify the problem. Then God comes and does the miracle, when you are on your knees ready to give up hope.

Noah’s story inspires us in knowing that God is there and he sees you, he hasn’t forgotten you; you haven’t disappeared into the crowd. God destroyed the world but saved a family of 8 people because they believed in God. The world was so full of sin, the earth was affected. Despite man’s evil ways, God gave the people all the years Noah was building the ark, the opportunity to repent of their sins. He is a God of second chances.

Praise God

Jesus Christ was born from the tribe of Judah. Judah means praise. When Jesus was born the heavens resounded of angels praising God and the Savior (Luke 2:13). The tribe of Judah was the first tribe that recognized David, the man after God’s own heart, as their king. David wrote many songs praising God.

The Bible dedicated a whole book, the book of Psalms, to praising God.

The Bible ends in the final chapters of the Bible praising God (Revelation 19:5).

Scriptures That Reference Love

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, he answered to love the Lord your God. He continued by stating that the second commandment is to love your neighbor.

God is love. John 3:16 tells us God loved the world. The love of God has been poured into your heart, making it possible to love one another (Romans 5:5).

1 Corinthians 13 describes love telling what love is and what it is not.

James 4 -5 states clearly that

  • God is love
  • Everyone who loves, is born of God and knows God
  • God sent Jesus to save the world because he loves us
  • God loved us when we were still his enemies
  • Love one another
  • There is no fear in love
  • We love because God loved us first
  • To love God is to keep his commandments

Romans 8:38-39 encourages, inspires and assures you that nothing can separate you from the love of God. Nothing can, not death or life, demons, angels, worries, circumstances, fears, powers below or above earth. God loves you and nothing can change that.

Praise God!!

Top 15 Most Comforting Bible Quotes

What do you do when life pulls you down and you have no interest in what good minded, friendly people have to say in their attempt to cheer you up? The answer lies with the Lord, Jesus Christ, and his Word, the Holy Bible.

In your desperate situation, you have no idea where to start searching for Bible inspirational quotes.

Here are 15 comforting quotes that will inspire you to take the next step.

1. Forgiveness is freedom

Take the first step with Colossians 3:13 and make allowance for each other’s faults, yours included, and forgive those who offended you with their words and actions. Jesus forgave you your sins, so forgive those who trespassed against you. Often you have this hurt of something somebody said or did, and they are in total oblivion. Let it go and live.

2. Remember God is your protector and refuge

Psalm 23 describes the Lord as your Shepherd, the One who looks after you, who provides for you, who protects you, and who comforts you. He is with you always, in good times and even in the darkest times of your life. Even when you come face-to-face with death, God is with you and comforts you.

3. God didn’t give us the spirit of fear

Are you afraid of something, is that why your knees buckled? 2 Timothy 1:7 proclaims that fear doesn’t come from God. BUT God has given you the Spirit of power, of love and self-control to combat fear.

4. Put on the whole arm of God to conquer evil
Ephesians 6:10-18 gives you advice how to be strong in the Lord. Stand up and take on the armor of God and resist the devil: Fasten the belt of truth that keeps everything in its place; cover your heart with the breastplate of righteousness; put on the shoes of the gospel of peace to guide your steps; take up the shield of faith that will protect you against doubt; put on the helmet of salvation to protect your mind and thoughts; and take up your weapon the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.  Take action by standing fast and praying.

5. God is our ultimate protector and friend

What type of insurance do you have? Psalm 91 is your insurance policy. God is your refuge, your fortress, the One in whom you can trust to protect you and to deliver you from your enemies and the traps they have set for you. God will protect you because you know who he is. Verse 15 guarantees you that when you call to God, he will answer you and he will rescue you.

6. Jesus publicly stated that God respond to our needs

Luke 11:9-10 confirms that when you ask God, he will answer you; if you seek, you will find, and if you knock the door will be opened to you.

7. Doors will swing open for you

Revelation 3:7 assures you that the door that God opened for you, nobody can shut. He also assures you that a door closed by God, things that are done, in the past, cannot be opened by anybody. It doesn’t matter how much the enemy attempts to prevent you from succeeding, if God opened the door, the devil cannot close it.

8. Run to God in time of lack, depression and loneliness

Are you in a desperate situation? Do you have no idea where to turn to? The author of Psalm 121 asked the same question, “Where will my help come from?” Verse 2 answers this question. Your help comes from the Creator of heaven and earth; God will help you.

9. God knows you more than you know yourself

Does God even know you exist? Matthew 10:30 says that God knows the number of hairs on your head. In other words, even the smallest detail of you is important to God.

10. God remain committed to us in tough times

God is all-knowing and he sees everything. Isaiah 57:18-19 assures you that although God has seen what was done, he will heal and comfort to the extent of praise coming from your lips. The Lord who heals promises you abundant peace.

11. Victory comes from God

God made the sun stand still for a man to give him enough time to win the battle. Joshua 10:13 inspires and reminds you that God will do what is necessary. You will overcome and be victorious.

12. Bad things will be turned into good

Romans 8:28 explains that all things work together for good for those who love God. This may seem strange, how can this situation be good? God uses for good, that which the enemy intended for harm and destruction. Trials and tribulation strengthens you.

13. Look up your future is bright

God has not forgotten you; he had plans for you since the beginning. In Jeremiah 29:11 God says the plans he has made for your life are not for evil, but for welfare, to give you a future and to give you hope.

14. Adopted into the family of God

These are comforting Bible quotes but what if you don’t qualify? John 1:12-13 tells you that if you received Jesus Christ as your Savior, and believe in his name, then God gives you the right to be a child of God. You are part of God’s family and heir to the inheritance he has. You have the right to be comforted by your Father, God.

15. Salvation

How do you know you are truly saved? Romans 10:9 guarantees that if you say it with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, then you will be saved.

Trust in the Lord, and allow him to guide your next step. He loves you and will lead you safely across this treacherous ground.