49 Encouraging Bible Verses & Inspirational Scriptures

by Ryan Hart

Updated on November 21, 2018

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Smile! In this post I’m going to share with you my favorite encouraging bible verses.

In fact:

I sorted through hundreds of encouraging scriptures to find just 49 of the most inspirational verses in the bible.

Read these passages daily when you need encouragement and include them in your prayers. Send me your prayer requests and I will pray for you.

Top 10 Encouraging Bible Verses

Joshua 1:9

"Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

"It is because of the LORDS’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 16:8

“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

Psalm 18:1-2

“I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.”

Psalm 31:24

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in Yahweh.”

Psalm 37:39

“But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.”

Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.”

Psalm 62:6

“He only is my Rock and my salvation; he is my high tower; I will not be greatly moved.”

Psalm 118:14-16

“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. The sound of joy and salvation is in the tents of the upright; the right hand of the Lord does works of power. The right hand of the Lord is lifted up; the right hand of the Lord does works of power.”

Psalm 119:114-115

“You are my secret place and my breastplate against danger; my hope is in your word. Go far from me, you evil-doers; so that I may keep the teachings of my God.”

Psalm 138:3

“When my cry came to your ears you gave me an answer, and made me great with strength in my soul.”

Isaiah 12:2

“See, God is my salvation; I will have faith in the Lord, without fear: for the Lord is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 40:31

"But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness.”

Isaiah 41:10

“Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.”

Isaiah 43:2

“When you go through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not go over you: when you go through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flame will have no power over you.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.”

Mark 10:27

“Jesus, looking on them, said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; Who gives us comfort in all our troubles, so that we may be able to give comfort to others who are in trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing.”

Philippians 4:19

“And my God will give you all you have need of from the wealth of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

1 Peter 5:7

“Putting all your troubles on him, for he takes care of you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and take heart, and have no fear of them: for it is the Lord your God who is going with you; he will not take away his help from you.”

Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good, a strong place in the day of trouble; and he has knowledge of those who take him for their safe cover.”

Romans 8:28

“And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.”

Romans 8:31

“What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”

Romans 8:38-39

"For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers, Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 15:13

“Now may the God of hope make you full of joy and peace through faith, so that all hope may be yours in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

“For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“For which cause we do not give way to weariness; but though our outer man is getting feebler, our inner man is made new day by day. For our present trouble, which is only for a short time, is working out for us a much greater weight of glory; While our minds are not on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are for a time; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Ephesians 3:1721

“So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love, May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is, And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete. Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us, To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations for ever and ever. So be it.”

1 Peter 2:9-10

“But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven. In the past you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; then there was no mercy for you, but now mercy has been given to you.”

James 1:2-4

“Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort; Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope; But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.”

1 John 3:1-3

“See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was. My loved ones, now we are children of God, and at present it is not clear what we are to be. We are certain that at his revelation we will be like him; for we will see him as he is. And everyone who has this hope in him makes himself holy, even as he is holy.”

1 John 3:22

“And he gives us all our requests, because we keep his laws and do the things which are pleasing in his eyes.”

Exodus 15:2

“The Lord is my strength and my strong helper, he has become my salvation: he is my God and I will give him praise; my father's God and I will give him glory.”

1 Chronicles 29:12

“Wealth and honour come from you, and you are ruler over all, and in your hand is power and strength; it is in your power to make great, and to give strength to all.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“Then he said to them, Go away now, and take the fat for your food and the sweet for your drink, and send some to him for whom nothing is made ready: for this day is holy to our Lord: and let there be no grief in your hearts; for the joy of the Lord is your strong place.”

Habakkuk 3:19

“The Lord God is my strength, and he makes my feet like roes' feet, guiding me on my high places. For the chief music-maker on corded instruments.”

Matthew 6:34

“Then have no care for tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Take the trouble of the day as it comes.”

Matthew 19:26

“And Jesus, looking at them, said, With men this is not possible; but with God all things are possible.”

Mark 12:30

“And you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

Acts 1:8

“But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

2 Corinthians 4:16

“For which cause we do not give way to weariness; but though our outer man is getting feebler, our inner man is made new day by day.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me. So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.”

Ephesians 3:16

“That in the wealth of his glory he would make you strong with power through his Spirit in your hearts;”

Ephesians 6:10

“Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.”

Philippians 4:13

“I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength.”

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.”

Scripture quoted from the Bible in Basic English. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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