30 Encouraging Bible Verses To Feed Your Soul

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We’ve got a collection of encouraging Bible verses for those in need of some encouragement today.

There’s nothing better for the soul than words of encouragement. Many things in life leave us feeling down in the dumps. It could be someone else’s unkind words or a personal failure. It may be a result of poor mental health; our faith can provide many other tools to help us with this, as we explored in a previous post.

Whatever the reason, you’re not alone in sometimes feeling bad about yourself. But this is not how God wants us to feel. Thankfully, Christians who are feeling in need of encouragement have a great gift in the form of scripture.

The Bible is full of encouraging verses and passages that can lift our spirits and help us fix our eyes on the good things we have in Christ.

Why Are There So Many Encouraging Scriptures In The Bible?

There is a lot more to the Bible than handy devotionals for when we’re feeling down but it is still a great place to find words of encouragement.

This is because the Bible is God’s word to us. He can and does speak to us through the pages of the Bible and we can see from the number of encouraging scriptures just how much He loves us.

To know God is to know a protector, an advocate and a comforter. We know He wants to give us good things. In fact, He wants to give us God things. One of the greatest gifts He has given us is the Holy Spirit, who is always with us. One of the verses below talks about this.

So next time you’re in need of encouraging Bible verses, rest assured that there are plenty to choose from. To help you find them we’ve created a list of some of them here.

Our List of Encouraging Bible Verses

All the verses below are taken from the NIV translation. We hope they help you.

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.”

Philippians 4:6–7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 34:4–5

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to Him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”

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.”

John 14:16

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”

1 John 2:1-2

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”

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.”

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.”

Matthew 6:33–34

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

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.”

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.”

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?”

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.”

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.”

Psalm 46:1

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

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.”

Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm 94:19

“When anxiety was great within me,
Your consolation brought me joy.”

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.”

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.”

2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”

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.”

1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 34:8

“Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”

Luke 1:37

“For no word from God will ever fail.”

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