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.
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.