45 Verses of Encouragement and Strength

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These verses of encouragement will help you to face the challenges of life.

Life presents us with challenges on a daily basis and sometimes it is difficult to remain encouraged, with the desire to move forward and fight until the obstacle is overcome. How good to know that we can find words of encouragement in the Bible! God knows us, and in his divine mercy, he gives us words that encourage us to move forward, to trust regardless of the difficulties we are going through.

Most times, it may not be us going through the challenge but loved ones, if this is the case, worry not as this article also contain bible verses about encouraging others.

Verses of Encouragement and Strength

Meditate on these verses and trust. Remember that you are not alone!

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Romans 8:31

What will we say about this? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

Romans 8:3

Yet in all this we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:3)

1 Corinthians 16:13

Stay alert; stand firm in the faith; be brave and strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)

John 3:14-16

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:14-16)

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

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Ephesians 6:13

Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, so that when the evil day comes, you can stand firm to the end. (Ephesians 6:13)

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

2 Corinthians 4:7-8

But we have this treasure in clay pots so that it can be seen that such sublime power comes from God and not from us. We are troubled in everything, but not downcast; perplexed, but not desperate. (2 Corinthians 4:7-8)

Ephesians 6:10

Lastly, be strong with the mighty power of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:10)

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, it has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Matthew 9:22

Jesus turned around, saw her and said to her: “Cheer up, daughter! Your faith has healed you. And the woman was healed at that time. (Matthew 9:22)

John 16:33

I have told you these things so that in me you may find peace. In this world you will face afflictions, but take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore, encourage each other and build each other up, just as you have been doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Psalms 16:7-8

I will bless the Lord, who advises me, even at night my conscience rebukes me. I always have the Lord present, with him at my right, nothing will make me fall. (Psalms 16:7-8)

Psalms 91:1-4

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High welcomes himself in the shadow of the Almighty. I say to the Lord: You are my refuge, my fortress, the God in whom I trust. Only he can free you from the hunter’s traps and deadly plagues, for he will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth of him will be your shield and your stronghold! (Psalms 91:1-4)

Psalms 42:5

Why am I going to worry?. Why am I going to worry? In God I will put my hope and I will still praise him. He is my Savior and my God! (Psalms 42:5)

Psalms 46:1-3

God is our shelter and strength, our sure help in times of distress. Therefore, we will not fear even if the earth crumbles and the mountains sink to the bottom of the sea; though its waters roar and rage, and the mountains tremble at its fury. (Psalms 46:1-3)

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Psalms 32:8

The Lord says: I will instruct you, I will show you the path you must follow; I will give you advice and watch over you. (Psalms 32:8)

Psalms 3:3-6

But you, Lord, surround me like a shield; you are my glory; you hold my head up! I cry out to the Lord with a loud voice, and from his holy mountain he answers me. I go to bed, fall asleep and wake up again, because the Lord sustains me. I am not afraid of the numerous squads that harass me everywhere. (Psalms 3:3-6)

Psalms 46:7

The Lord Almighty is with us; our refuge is the God of Jacob. (Psalms 46:7)

Psalms 55:16-17

But I will cry out to God, and the Lord will save me. Morning, noon and night I cry out in anguish, and he hears me. (Psalms 55:16-17)

Psalms 55:22

Commend your cares to the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will not allow the righteous to fall and be cast down forever. (Psalms 55:22)

Psalms 23:4

Even if I go through dark valleys, I don’t fear any danger because you are by my side; your shepherd’s rod comforts me. (Psalms 23:4)

Psalms 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the bulwark of my life, who can intimidate me? (Psalms 27:1)

Psalms 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him; I get help from him. My heart leaps for joy, and with songs I will give thanks. (Psalms 28:7)


Bible verses about encouraging others

Use these Words of Encouragement in the Bible as a reference for others in their time of need.In Isaiah 41:10  the Lord gives us a promise that says “ I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

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Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, because I am with you, do not be distressed, because I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

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Genesis 28:15

I’m with you. I will protect you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not abandon you until I fulfill everything I have promised you. (Genesis 28:15)

Exodus 15:2

The Lord is my strength and my song; he is my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, he is the God of my father, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:2)

Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord himself will march in front of you and be with you, he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, he is a refuge in the day of trouble, and a protector of those who trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)

Job 11:18

You will live in peace, because there is hope; you will be protected and you will sleep confident. (Job 11:18)

Josue 1: 9

I have already commanded you: be strong and brave! Do not be afraid or discouraged! For the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Josue 1: 9)

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even the young get tired, they get tired, and the boys stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength, they will fly like eagles: they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not get tired. (Isaiah 40:30-31)

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and not in your own intelligence. (Proverbs 3:5)

Proverbs 18:10

Impregnable tower is the name of the Lord, the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

John 14:27

Peace I leave you, my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not be distressed or cowered. (John 14:27)

Luke 12:6-7

Aren’t five sparrows sold for two coins? However, God does not forget any of them. So it is with you. Even the hairs on his head are numbered. Do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)

John 15:19

If they were of the world, the world would love them as its own. But you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates them. (John 15:19)