18 Bible Verses for Encouragement
During our lives, we are all destined to run into hard times. Each day we face bills, sickness, divorce, deaths, difficult people, teenagers, and many other obstacles that seem to be thrown in our paths. But thank goodness we can turn to the Bible and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for encouragement and strength.
Life is tough. At times, things are hard. Just when you think things are going your way and you have all of your ducks in a row, Bam! Your rug gets yanked out from under your feet, and your world is turned upside down.
But don’t despair and give up hope. You can always turn to God for the answers and the strength you need to get you through anything! He has your back. God is always encouraging us, and if we would just look to Him, we could find true peace and encouragement.
God is our help and is always there with us. God is Bigger than _______. Just fill in the blank with anything you are going through. Remember, there are only 24 hours in a day–even on your worst day. After 24 hours–It’s A New Day! If you find yourself struggling, read these passages, and find comfort, strength, and encouragement in God’s word.
Here are 18 Bible verses to help you find encouragement during those tough times. I also have a free printable for you to keep on hand and close by for those days you just need a few verses to keep you going. Stay encouraged in Christ during challenging times by reading Gods Word and keeping these verses close to you.
Be sure to grab this free printable to keep on hand for when you need a little encouragement.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Psalm 23 (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Psalm 46:1 (KJV)
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
1 Peter 5:6-11 (NIV)
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
Exodus 15:2 (NIV)
2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Luke 1:37 (KJV)
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
Psalm 94:19 (KJV)
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
2Thessalonians 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Proverbs 31:25 (NIV)
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
Matthew 7:7 (NIV)
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
John 14:27 (KJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Psalm 18:1-2 (KJV)
18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
God Has A Plan For EVERYTHING!
When you are fighting through issues, disappointments, delays, and unforeseen obstacles, remember God has a plan for everything. It might not be on your time, and you may not think He is there, but He is! God is there to provide His power and strength for any thing that lies ahead.
Be sure to download my free printable to keep on hand when times seem to get tough!
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