When life gets hard, we can encourage one another. In the midst of a prolonged pandemic, we could all use some encouragement. But what does the Bible say about encouragement? Throughout the Bible, God demonstrates the importance of encouraging one another - and provides ample encouragement for believers during times of difficulty and doubt. To encourage you downcast soul and provide you with resources to help encourage others with Biblical truth, we compiled a list of 10 Bible verses about encouragement.
In the face of discouragement, doubt and despair, it can be hard to see the light on the other side of your circumstances. However, God is here in the waiting - and you can ask Him to shine the light of faith on your predicament. Maybe you're feeling isolated or lonely - Christ is with you in the pain. Maybe you see the troubles of this world and it's hard to think you could possibly make a difference - God through His Holy Spirit can shine light and faith through YOU in a world of darkness!
As you look for encouragement in the Scriptures, we pray that meditating on these verses will encourage your weary soul today and spur you on to encourage others, too!
10 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’” - Mark 10:27
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom." - Luke 12:32
“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.” - Hebrews 10:24-25
“Be strong and take heart,, all you who hope in the Lord.” – Psalm 31:24
"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." - John 16:33
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7
"The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." - Psalm 46:11
"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." -John 14:27
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 16:8
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