30 Short Bible Verses To Inspire Your Life

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One of the many reasons that people turn to the Scriptures is to be inspired to live for God.  Think for a minute with me about the Bible…it is many words written over many years by many different human authors (of course guided by the Holy Spirit) and yet when we read the Bible it is inspiring and encouraging even though it deals with so many hard and difficult topics.  Only God could talk about things like lust, evil, adultery, malice, greed, etc. and still write in such a way that deep down we know the words of this text are there to help us and not to cast judgment.  God’s word is truly amazing.

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Inspirational Bible Verses

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Isaiah 41:10  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.

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Proverbs 3:5-5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,  and do not lean on your own understanding. 6  In all your ways  acknowledge him,  and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 18:10  The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Deuteronomy 31:6 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.”

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,  kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,  self-control;  against such things there is no law.

1 Chronicles 22:13 Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel.  Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed.

Ezra 10:4 Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.

Hebrews 10:23  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 12:3  Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or  fainthearted.

1 Peter 3:14  But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.  Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Inspiring Verses on Patience

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,  for those who are called according to his purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 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.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who have an anxious heart,  “Be strong; fear not!  Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God.   He will come and save you.”

Isaiah 40:31  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.

Inspirational Verses from the Psalms

Psalms 18:2  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my  shield, and the horn of my salvation, my  stronghold.

Psalms 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,  I will fear no evil, for  you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalms 27:11  Teach me your way, O LORD,  and lead me on  a level path because of my enemies.

Psalms 28:7  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.

Psalms 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalms 118:24  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I hope these verses will inspire you to dig deeper in the word of God.  It is an awesome thing that we have to open at any time to hear from the maker of the Heavens and the Earth.  Read and soak in the words of God and draw close to Him.  Listen to Him and He will change your life as you follow Jesus.

Praise Him!

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MRDaniels December 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Pastor Evans,

Awesome word!!! Excellent scriptures to put to memory reviving the “Lost Art of Disciplineship”.

Be Blessed,



MRDaniels December 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Where would we be without God’s word!


Godfrey December 29, 2012 at 12:14 am

Without God the world be lawless since there would be nothing to fear.His words guides us on what to do.


Marco Lehmann January 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

God bless You for posting these quotes to strenghten our faith! I do have one question though: Why would anyone copyright God’s Word, seeing that it is the Word of God and not that of men? I use quite a lot of different translations and versions and see a disturbingly growing number of Bible versions having quite strict copyrights. Why is that so?
God bless!
Your brother in the faith, Marco


Daryl Evans January 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

Thanks Marco,
I too get frustrated sometimes with some of the copyright restrictions that some Bible translators put on. They have done the work to make the translation but it seems they are worried that others may profit (financially) from using their text. We just need to abide by the rules that they put forth and continue to read and listen for God.


Francis January 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

Its great. Thank you.


Thembeka January 7, 2013 at 4:41 am

Thank u very for the verses I’m highly blessed. May God be with u


Mlamuli January 8, 2013 at 5:58 am

Hallow Evans!

I want to thank you Pastor, you always inspiring me when I read your articles.God bless you.Please help me what can you say if someone ask you this “Who is God?”


Daryl Evans January 8, 2013 at 9:34 am

Thanks for the kind words and to God be the glory. “Who is God?” is a loaded question and a great question. One passage that I would point you to is Luke 9:15 and following where Jesus asks the disciples “Who do people say that I am?” To try to answer this question a little let me make a few statements…God is the great “I am” from the Old Testament. Those words tell us that God has always been…he is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is creator, everlasting, faithful, eternal, unchanging, love, forgiveness, merciful, gracious, all-knowing, all-powerful, one God in three persons (trinity)…and many more attributes. In Isaiah 9, the birth of Jesus that takes place in the New Testament, describes Jesus as “wonderful, counselor, mighty God and everlasting Father. God is beyond our comprehension. To me the one trait about God that I will never fully understand is his love for us. The God of the universe, the maker of heaven and earth, created a world for us to live in, knowing that we would fall into sin and reject Him. And yet, He never gives up on us and sent His Son Jesus into this sin cursed earth to die on a cross for sins that are mine. Amazing.
This does not even scratch the surface about Who is God but I hope it gives you some thoughts or a start.


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Emma June 2, 2013 at 1:13 am

Thanks pastor.
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thank again to this god bless to all of you


Benj September 13, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Please pray for the restoration of my family.


Mary Nixon August 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

Good morning, my name is Mary Nixon from south Texas. I’m in a challenge from my cousin to post a Bible verse everyday for a week. Now this is not a chain letter as I am a born again Christian. And do love reading the Bible. What trying to say is you have some good short Bible verse. I have kept your Web site on my phone.
Thank you,


Jay Tag November 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Hi, thanks for the inspiration. I wonder do you or anyone else know a song that goes …”lost inside my Father’s arms, it’s always safe and warm……..flying high, soaring on the breezes of His love like the eagle…..” I had it on tape many years ago and found it very comforting. I would like to find it again but not sure title or artist. Thanks, God bless.


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