27 Bible Verses about Encouragement
But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
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.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
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.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
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