Uplifting & Encouraging Bible Verses  
to encourage, bless, comfort & strengthen those who are discouraged and depressed

Each of these encouraging bible verses when quoted at the right moment can bring comfort to those who are grieving, strengthens one who's in a difficult situation, or direction for someone who prays for guidance.

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Many a time, the Holy Spirit brings to remembrance a certain bible verse that is so timely for the specific situation. In those instances, the timely word enlightened the person involved; dispelling doubts and fears and caused faith to rise from within.

The Bible said that "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 (King James Version)

So here are some of the encouraging bible verses I keep closed to my heart; bible scriptures I meditate on and use skilfully for myself and in counselling, praying, witnessing, encouraging, restoring; whether in a greeting card, over the phone, or in an email and trusting God to quicken the word to bring peace, strength and encouragement to each recipient.

Encouraging Bible Verses
From The Book Of Isaiah

Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. 

Isaiah 35:4 (KJV) 

Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 

Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV)


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 

Isaiah 41:10 (KJV) 

Encouraging Bible Verses
From The Book Of Psalms

The book of Psalms is filled with encouraging bible verses and even whole bible passages that have brought comfort to many of God's people down the ages.

Here I have listed just a few of them.

It is good to add a psalm to your daily bible reading. You will find that whatever you are going through; whatever situation you are in, there's always a psalm that can help you express your feeling to God.

Make it your prayer - your heart cry to God and trust in God's mercy and grace to be there for you.

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. 

Psalm 34 (KJV)

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 

Psalm 23 (KJV)

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. 

Psalm 91 (KJV)

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 

Psalm 55:22 (KJV) 

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 

Psalm 147:3 (KJV) 

Encouraging Bible Verses
From Various Books In The Old Testament

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. 

2 Samuel 22:7 (KJV) 

The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)


The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 

Proverbs 18:10 (KJV) 

Encouraging Bible Verses
From The New Testament

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

John 14:27 (KJV) 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

Romans 8:28 (KJV)

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 

Romans 8:32 (KJV) 

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)


My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 

James 1:2-4 (KJV)


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 

Philippians 1:6 (KJV) 

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us 

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) 

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