14 Bible Verses for Encouragement that will help get you through hard times. These inspirational Bible verses are wonderful to memorize and reflect on.

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14 Bible Verses for Encouragement

Life can often find us tangled in a sea of disappointments and discouragement. Turn to these Bible Verses for Encouragement when you need a reminder that our hope is in the Lord. Reflect on these passages to keep your mind set on true hope.

If you don’t have a daily devotional, consider one of these for encouragement every day! I find when I keep my mind in Christ Jesus, it helps to prioritize everything else correctly.

Whether you are looking for Bible verses about strength or verses for encouragement, these are some of our favorites.

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Sometimes I like to put special verses of encouragement on sticky notes and put them by my laptop, refrigerator or other places I will see frequently. It is amazing what this can do to my outlook.

You might consider jotting a few of these down to help encourage you during difficult times. When you start to lose heart or feel discouraged, these Bible verses about the Lord Jesus Christ will help to encourage.

Feel free to use whatever systems works best for you so that you can easily and quickly have these verses close by.

What is a good bible verse for encouragement?

1. Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is with you,the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you,but will rejoice over you with singing.

2. Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

3. Isaiah 40:31

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.

4. Psalm 119:114

You are my refuge and my shield;I have put my hope in your word.

5. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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6. Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

7. Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

8. 1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

9. John 14:27

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.

10. Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

11. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

12. John 16:33

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.”

13. Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. … Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”.

14. I Corinthians 15:58

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.

These are the best encouraging Bible verses.

Each of these have really helped me in my time of discouragement.

Memorize these encouraging bible verses. 

I also like to keep a notebook or journal of sorts with different verses that pop out to me that day. It’s very neat going back and looking at each day to see that special verse from the Word of God.

Life doesn’t always go as planned and we can find ourselves discouraged and lacking hope. Thankfully, we have uplifting Bible verses to read and meditate upon during these seasons of discouragement.

Share some of your favorite verses for encouragement in the comments. We hope you found this list helpful. These verses are a source of strength and help in our time of need.

Rely on God and meditate on these verses to keep your focus on Him and not on the trials of this life. When we set our eyes on Him, it helps to shift our focus where it needs to be.

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