What are some encouraging Bible verses?

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When things get hard, it is important to turn to the Bible where we can find encouragement.

There will be times in your life when you feel discouraged and hopeless. In those situations, remember that you are never without hope when you have God in your life. The Bible gives us many encouraging Bible verses that can lift up our hearts when we are feeling down. One of these verses is 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.’ So I am very happy to brag about how weak I am. Then Christ’s power can rest on me.”

When you have lost someone close to you, you can also be encouraged by Bible verses. Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted.” Even when you feel alone, you are never truly alone. God is always with you and He will never leave you.

There might be times when people are mean to you because of your faith in Jesus. Within the Bible, there are verses to help you when you feel rejected. Whenever you are being made fun of or left out because of your faith in Jesus, remember the verse of John 15:18, “My disciples, does the world hate you? Remember that it hated me first.”

No matter what you are going through, know that there is always a Bible verse to encourage you. “You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient. Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. And over all these good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one” (Colossians 3:12-14).

Bible Truth

"God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right" (2 Timothy 3:16).

"Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding. It never came simply because a prophet wanted it to. Instead, the Holy Spirit guided the prophets as they spoke. So prophecy comes from God" (2 Peter 1:20–21).