Encouraging Bible Verses

In times of discouragement, it is important to read your Bible daily as a source of strength and reinforcement of your faith. The scriptures remind us that in times of trouble, God will see us through.

As you read each scripture you will find the simple joy of which the Bible speaks. The encouraging words are intended to uplift, inspire, and guide you to a place of wholeness. Below you will find these uplifting Bible verses intended to encourage you throughout your day.

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God has given us the gift of His Word, which gives us life-giving Bible passages. The following are some Bible quotes that will give you inspiration for each day and consolation, strength, and hope in dealing with life’s difficulties, especially during this time of uncertainty.

Why not utilize these passages to bless and inspire others, especially during COVID-19?

Our uplifting and encouraging Bible quotations and encouraging Bible sayings are all from the NIV translation of the Bible.

Encouraging Bible Verses

These Bible quotes will give you the boost you need when you’re feeling down and discouraged. Why not reflect on these psalms throughout the day and tell them to your friends?

Encouraging Bible Verses about Strength

Philippians 4:13 

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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.

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.

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.

1 Corinthians 10:13 

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.

Exodus 15:2 

The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Ephesians 6:10 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Deuteronomy 20:4 

For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Joshua 1:9 

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.

2 Timothy 1:7 

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Isaiah 12:2 

Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.

Matthew 11:28 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 40:29 

He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

Psalm 27:1 

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 31:24 

Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 73:26 

My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

2 Corinthians 12:9 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Mark 12:30 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Nehemiah 8:10 

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Psalm 46:1 

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

Habakkuk 3:19 

The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

Psalm 29:11 

The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

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.”

1 Peter 4:11 

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:33 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Psalm 23:4 

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.

2 Timothy 4:17 

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

Psalm 118:14 

The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Encouraging Scriptures for Depression and Anxiety

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.

Romans 15:13 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 12:12 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Philippians 4:4 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Galatians 5:22-23 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

John 16:24 

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

Proverbs 17:22 

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

1 Peter 1:8-9 

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

John 16:22 

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

Psalm 118:24  

The Lord has done it this very day;
    let us rejoice today and be glad.

Psalm 16:11 

You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

John 15:11 

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

Psalm 30:5 

For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 16:9-10

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

Psalm 4:7 

Fill my heart with joy
    when their grain and new wine abound.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 10:28 

The prospect of the righteous is joy,
    but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

Isaiah 55:12 

You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.

Luke 15:10 

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.


The above scriptures are intended to be daily readings for Christians in times of discouragement, anxiety, and despair. It is important to our walk of faith to consume the word of God and make it a part of our daily lives so when the stresses of life threaten to overwhelm us, we rely on God’s word to provide us with adequate encouragement.

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