Bible Verses For Encouragement: 20 Great Scripture Quotes

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We all need to be lifted up and encouraged at times and the Bible is a great source for encouragement. The Bible is the living word of God and feeds us through the promises of God found in scripture. I have listed some of my favorite Bible verses for encouragement. These verses have lifted my spirit in times of need and I hope they do the same for you. Please also consider a deeper study of the Bible by looking up these verses and reading the context they come from. I pray these great scripture quotes are encouraging for you today!

Strength Quotes For Encouragement

The Bible is full of strength scriptures to live by. These passages will bring many encouraging thoughts to your day.

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.”

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.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Comfort And Encouragement Bible Verses

There are times in everyone’s life when we need encouragement and comfort. The Bible is great for this type of need also.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Psalm 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 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.

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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Peace Scripture Quotes For Encouragement

How great is it to open the Bible and read words from the Prince of Peace giving us quotes to live by.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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.

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Encouragement Through God’s Promises

The promises that come in God’s word are sure to encourage you in your walk with Christ today.

  •  The Promise of Eternal Life

John 6:47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

  •   God’s Faithful

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations

  •  God promises To Guide Us

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

  •  All Scripture Is Inspired From God- The Bible Is The True Word Of God

2 Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

  • God Hears Our Prayers

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Christian Encouragement Quotes

I love inspirational quotes from other Christians. Write one of these quotes down and try to read it a few more times today.

God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.  —Charles Haddon Spurgeon

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado

Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. –George Mueller

The stars may fall, but God’s promises will stand and be fulfilled. –J. I. Packer

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20 Bible Verses About Hope –  Are you in need of hope today? Check out these great uplifting scriptures on the subject on hope.

25 Bible Verses For Strength – Are you looking for Strength? Check out these scriptures about how to find strength in God.

25 Bible Verses About Love – What does the Bible say about love? Check out these great scriptures and quotes.


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gift February 9, 2014 at 1:34 am

Jack thanks a lot and remain blessed.will be keeping in touch.I believe God for healing


Bethsayda August 13, 2019 at 11:29 pm

I am wishing for god something every day and nigth But he say answer with a no yes or something better.the next day we will see if it works and if not then god gave the best of me bc he knows the future.And i am close to give you my life.god bless you all


Irene February 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Pins and needles may also NOT have an anatomical cause. It can be related to a chronic pain syndrome or ANXIETY. A home strengthening exercise program and heat packs can help alleviate the symptoms. Don’t worry about anything but put it in prayer to God is the answer to anxiety, then trust and rely on Him.


gift February 10, 2014 at 3:50 am

Irene thanks a lot.I really appreciate your concern.I believe God for His stripes am getting better now


Irene February 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Hi Gift (great name, by the way)
I have witnessed healings when calling on the name of Jesus. My mum, dad and older sister cried out to Jesus when my sister’s toddler girl drowned in our back yard pool. The doctors said she would be in a vegetative state at best but my family believed for our baby to be fully healed, fully restored, and our baby WAS fully healed and fully restored. Soon after that she was running around the ward being a nuisance to the nurses! She did very well all through school and is now a mother and a wedding photographer and a real estate property manager. Praise God!


Steve July 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm



Regina M BiDDulPH September 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Lonely and alone. The Bible says we need companionship
We need family. Need to find book, chapter verse. Need
Uplifting every day to clear away my tears & share with
Former boyfriend. A Christian, I want his companionship
As we once had. We need companionship, it’s in the Bible.
He wants a Christian companion, I want one too.


Frank Lucky December 31, 2014 at 6:07 am

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Debbie November 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

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Debbie November 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

would like to subscribe to email


Jack Wellman November 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

Debbie, you can subscribe to the email devotionals and this is found in the middle of the webpage where it says “sign up for free eBook.”


remedan abdo January 5, 2015 at 10:19 am

may the blessings of jesus shower you up. thanks jack! i’ll be christian one day


Jack Wellman January 5, 2015 at 10:51 am

Thank you Remedan for your encouraging comment. You say that you’ll “be a Christian one day.” Why are you waiting my friend? If Christ returns and you haven’t repented and put your trust in Him it will be too late. Maybe I am misunderstanding you and if I am, I am so sorry. Are you not saved right now?


Rose March 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

As life appears to become more challenging and as I grow older, I often hope that our Lord will encourage each of us who believe in Jesus. My hope for the children of the world is that they will know God’s love and live in hope that He can and will deliver them all from abandonment, from discouragement, from rejection and stigma. My prayer also goes to all Christian people that must flee today from where they came from in order to continue to read the bible, and to celebrate the life of Jesus. May our world be protected from God in all matters now until Jesus comes back to set things right on earth. amen


phumlani July 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Im uplifted…My lord is keeping his words I am walking in the valley of death but I feel his hand all the times…he is hear! he love he cares for me.


Yuvonda Seal December 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

Trying to locate the scripture “…Thou changest not , Thy compassions they fail not ,,,”


Jacob Philip Daniel Yardley December 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Dear Father, thank you for the blessing that is my Noble wife Heidi your beloved Daughter that beautiful child in the field of daisies on her knees clasping her healing hands palms fingers pointing to you, praying for the healing of her Husband your Son, Father thank you for the Maltese knight and his fair maiden, Father thank you for the fighter the son of a soldier and his fair maiden. Father thank you for all the blessings in life with life being the most precious gift of all. Father you gave the gift of your son our Lord Jesus, born to die for us. Jeremiah 29:11 is your promise and you have been delivering it all my life. Father thank you for answering your daughters supplications her miracle has is here and i see it is me, healed and accepting the gift you gave me. Father i forgive all those that have hurt me in my life, bless them and they may see that i forgive them because you forgave.I asked as a child “Please Chris make me like him, and i was already. Father bless us your Son and daughter further into the future plans you have for us, GOOD and not Evil, hope that i may continue to accept and live that future you have for us. I say all this in Jesus name AMEN


Antonio January 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm

This is awesome..Our God is an Awesome God. Your words father inspires us and always gives us hope. Thank you Jesus.


mhlengi March 22, 2016 at 3:28 am

There is no one like him. I would like to thank God For his grace towards us, he always knows what is best for each of us. Friends, don’t worry about anything and hand over your problems to him while we rest on his peace with grateful hearts that all our problems will be dealt with……. Forever Love my christ


Belinda Preece September 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm

What a blessing to be reminded of God’s promises. Thankyou for this blog.


Kathleen Pinto March 3, 2017 at 6:53 am



mimi April 18, 2017 at 6:06 am

Trying times are supose to bring us closer to God.Draw close, He has something to tell you.Maybe you are missing something.


Maureen Banda February 24, 2018 at 10:56 am

Thanx the encouragement. I have hope again


Sayan March 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

Your words father inspires us. What a blessing to be reminded of God’s promises. Thank you.


Aly July 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Have been going through some difficult times ( panic attacks and anxiety ) first time ever going through this and do not want to go down the road of prescription. The verses are helpful to me Thank you for this. I am hopeful.


Bethsayda August 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm

I am wishing for god something every day and nigth But he responds with a answer with a no yes or something better.the next day we will see if it works and if not then god gave the best of me bc he knows the future.And i am close to give you my life.god bless you all


sassy September 19, 2019 at 4:12 am

Have been going through some difficult times


Jack Wellman September 19, 2019 at 9:20 am

I am praying for you now Sassy.


Status mad January 16, 2020 at 11:23 am

Helpful article really appreciate it


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