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.
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.