Encouraging Bible Verses & God’s Promises
God’s Word is full of encouraging Bible verses and wonderful promises. God knows that life can be difficult, so He has written many encouraging Bible verses to help and encourage us. And there are many of God’s promises to help too.
How many of God’s promises and encouraging Bible verses are in God’s Word ? The Bible Gateway site says there are 5467 of God’s promises in the Bible. Another site says there are 3573 promises in the Bible. Another source states there are over 7000 of God’s promises in the Bible.
It is safe to say that there are thousands of wonderful promises that are found in God’s word the Bible. And there are many more encouraging Bible verses. God’s promises are not necessarily only for God’s children. There are many promises in the Old Testament known as the Messianic promises or prophecies. These point to the coming Messiah or Savior Jesus Christ.
The vast majority of encouraging Bible verses and God’s promises are for God’s children. People who have a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Here are some of the many encouraging Bible verses and God’s promises:
GOD’S PROMISES ARE OURS (BELIEVERS) TO CLAIM BECAUSE OF JESUS
2 Corinthians 1:20 says “For as many as are the promises of God, in Him (Jesus) they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”
Jesus paid the price for our sins and guilt and punishment on the cross. He also paid for the right and the privilege for us to have a restored personal relationship with God. Jesus also paid for all of God’s promises for us on the cross, and God fully intends to do and give what He promises. This is one of the many encouraging Bible verses and great truths in God’s word.
GOD ALWAYS DOES WHAT HE SAYS AND PROMISES (HE ALWAYS KEEPS HIS WORD & PROMISES)
Isaiah 46:11 “What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.”
Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it?”
Because of God’s perfect character and perfect faithfulness, God’s Promises are actually Guarantees.
Here are some of God’s promises, or guarantees, for His children… people who have a restored relationship with Him through His son Jesus Christ:
“BUT SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM (God’s Kingdom work & mission) AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (A close & right fellowship with God), AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS WELL.” – MATTHEW 6:33
“AND MY GOD WILL MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS.” – PHILIPPIANS 4:19
“ I WILL SATISFY YOUR NEEDS…” – ISAIAH 58:11
” THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT.” – PSALM 23:1
2. WHEN YOU HAVE TROUBLES
” CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY (CARES) ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU.” – I PETER 5:7
“AND CALL UPON ME IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE. I WILL DELIVER YOU, AND YOU WILL HONOR ME.” – PSALM 50:15
” I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU COMFORTLESS: I WILL COME TO YOU.” – JOHN 14:18
” CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE LORD, AND HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU.” – PSALM 55:22
3. IF YOU ARE ANXIOUS
“REJOICE ALWAYS… THE LORD IS NEAR. DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER & PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD. AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING, WILL GUARD HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.” – PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7
“YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS THAT YOU NEED ALL THESE THINGS.” – MATTHEW 6:32
“LET THE PEACE OF GOD RULE IN YOUR HEARTS,… AND BE THANKFUL.” – COLOSSIANS 3:15
4. WHEN YOU ARE AFRAID
“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. AND I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.” – ISAIAH 41:10
” I WILL NOT FORGET YOU. SEE, I HAVE ENGRAVED YOU ON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS.” – ISAIAH 49:16
“THE LORD IS THE ONE WHO GOES AHEAD OF YOU. HE WILL BE WITH YOU. HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. DO NOT FEAR OR BE DISMAYED.” – DEUTERONOMY 31:8
“THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER. THE RIGHTEOUS RUNS INTO IT AND IS SAFE.” – PROVERBS 18:10
“I SOUGHT THE LORD AND HE ANSWERED ME, AND DELIVERED ME FROM ALL OF MY FEARS.” – PSALM 34:4
5. WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS & GUIDANCE
“CALL TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER YOU AND TELL YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW.” – JEREMIAH 33:3
” HE WILL CALL UPON ME, AND I WILL ANSWER HIM.” – PSALM 91:15
“HE (THE HOLY SPIRIT) WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH.” – JOHN 16:13
“FOR THIS GOD IS OUR GOD FOR EVER & EVER; HE WILL BE OUR GUIDE EVEN TO THE END.” – PSALM 48:14
“I WILL INSTRUCT YOU AND TEACH YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO; I WILL COUNSEL YOU AND WATCH OVER YOU.” – PSALM 32:8
6. IF YOU NEED WISDOM
” IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD.” – JAMES 1:5
“HE WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, SO THAT WE MAY WALK IN HIS PATHS.” – ISAIAH 2:3
“TO THE MAN WHO PLEASES HIM, GOD GIVES WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND HAPPINESS…” – ECCLESIASTES 2:26
7. WHEN YOU NEED SECURITY
PSALM 32:7 “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
PSALM 23 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. God leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed my head with oil. My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
PROVERBS 10:9 “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
” God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble.” – PSALM 46:1
” The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.” – PSALM 34:7
8. WHEN YOU ARE LONELY
“I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU.” – HEBREWS 13:5
“AND SURELY I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.” – MATTHEW 28:20
” I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.” – PSALM 23:4
“I AM WITH YOU AND WILL WATCH OVER YOU WHEREVER YOU GO…” PSALM 139:7-12
9. WHEN YOU NEED COMFORT
“ PRAISE BE TO THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF COMPASSION AND THE GOD OF COMFORT, WHO COMFORTS US IN ALL OUR TROUBLES, SO THAT WE CAN COMFORT THOSE IN ANY TROUBLE WITH THE COMFORT WE OURSELVES HAVE RECEIVED FROM GOD.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4
10. WHEN YOU ARE DISCOURAGED OR FEELING DEFEATED
“ THE LORD HIMSELF GOES BEFORE YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID; DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED.” – DEUTERONOMY 31:8
“ THANKS BE TO GOD, WHO ALWAYS LEADS US IN TRIUMPHANT PROCESSION (VICTORY) IN CHRIST” – 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14
“VICTORY RESTS WITH THE LORD.” – PROVERBS 21:31
11. WHEN YOU NEED REST
“FIND REST, O MY SOUL, IN GOD ALONE; MY HOPE COMES FROM HIM.” – PSALM 62:5
“COME TO ME, ALL WHO ARE WEARY & BURDENED, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.” – MATTHEW 11:28-30
Faith And “Believing Prayer”
Faith is vitally important for walking closely with God and pleasing Him. When we pray and ask God to help us or supply our needs, we need to have faith and believe that He wants to help us and that He will. We need to have “believing prayer”
BELIEVING PRAYER IS THE TRANSFER OF GOD’S PROMISES AND ENCOURAGING BIBLE VERSES INTO YOUR PROBLEM OR CIRCUMSTANCES
GO TO GOD AND HIS WORD (HIS PROMISES & ENCOURAGING BIBLE VERSES) WITH YOUR PROBLEM, NEED, OR TROUBLES.
PERSONALIZE GOD’S WORD TO FIT YOUR SITUATION. (WITHOUT CHANGING THE MEANING OF THE VERSE)
READ GOD’S WORD ALOUD AND PLACE YOUR NAME IN THE PROMISE(S) OR ENCOURAGING BIBLE VERSES THAT FIT YOUR NEED OR SITUATION.
ALL ENCOURAGING BIBLE VERSES AND PROMISES IN THE BIBLE LEAD YOU TO GOD, AND TO A PERSONAL LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
MORE THAN ANYTHING GOD DESIRES FOR YOU TO HAVE A RESTORED PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. THEN YOU CAN HAVE CLOSE INTIMATE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, ONENESS & UNITY WITH HIM, AND A PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD IN HIS KINGDOM WORK & MISSION.
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