Post Preview: These Bible Scriptures About Encouragement will Uplift your Soul During the Most Difficult Times of Life and Help you To Trust in the Lord.
Bible Scriptures About Encouragement to Uplift your Soul
Uplift: to lift up, raise up, boost, buoy up, elevate, edify, inspire, gladden, encourage, revive and restore. When we are down, that is exactly what our soul needs. Our only hope is to look to the God who created us and knows us better than we know ourselves and allow God to speak to us through His Word. I pray these bible verses of encouragement will be a blessing for you.
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We all need encouragement! Have you given your all to be the best mother, sister and friend only to be dissapointed that you did not receive the same in kind?
Creative Sister, let me assure you, God’s and His word can uplift you, raise you up, boost you, buoy you, elevate you, edify you, inspire you, gladden your heart, encourage your heart and revive and restore your faith life!
Be assured of His love for you.
Know He cares for you.
Let the salve of God’s word heal the wounds of your heart and soul.
Encouragement Bible Scriptures
The word peace as mentioned in John 14:27 in the Greek is εἰρήνη eirēnē and means exemption from the rage and havoc of war, having peace between two individuals, having the Messiah’s peace One usage of the word eirene means having the tranquIl state of a soul assured of it’s salvation through Christ and fearing nothing from God. It also means to be content with its earthly lot.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
That burden that is too heavy for you to carry? God wants to carry it for you. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
And the best part is that He has said that He will sustain you.
The Hebrew word for the word sustain is כּוּל kuwl and means support, nourish, contain, hold in, restrain, support and endure.
When you give your heavy burden to the Lord, He will restrain, support and endure you!
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
What shall we do with those problems, anxiety and fears that plague us as we walk through our journey of life? 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to CAST all of our anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU! The word cast in the Greek is ἐπιῤῥίπτω epirrhíptō and means to throw upon or place upon. I think there’s a big difference between simply giving my anxiety to the Lord and heaving my heavy burdens over to Him so He can carry them for me.
Lovely friend, God is giving you permission to HEAVE that heavy load into His arms because He cares for you!
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
David was a man with a heart after God and he had many enemies who wanted to destroy him. Many of His prayers were songs that he put to music that so poignantly revealed his heart to follow after the Lord. In distress, David cried out to the Lord.
What is distress? It is adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation and trouble. When we are going through distress, we can trust that God HEARS us. In the Hebrew, he word hear means to to answer, respond, testify, speak, shout.
We can take courage that God answers, responds, testifies, speaks and shouts to our current situation. He understands!
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.
Don’t you know that the Lord never gets tired?
He never faints.
He never gets weary.
There is no putting God in a box and our ways are simply to finite to understand an infinite God!
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
We can trust in the Lord and KNOW that He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Many will take this verse out of context and use it as a verse to claim that God will give them something specific but the Lord isn’t a genie in a bottle. Nope, He knows what our soul’s deep need is. God definitely knows the difference between a want and a need. What is neccesary for you, friend? You can rest assure that God knows what you have need of!
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.
There are times in life when we think we are walking alone, but His word has stated that He goes with us even in the valley of the shadow of death. We do not have to fear evil because He is with us!
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
The word confidence in the Greek is πείθω peithō and means to be persuaded, to have trust in, to be confident in and to believe in something or someone.
We live in an age where self esteem and self confidence is encouraged. In my opinion, these things promote self sufficiency. It is necessary to have confidence first and foremost in the Lord and His work in us. He is our hope!
2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
This world is temporal- just a blip of a second in God’s great timeline. Yet the eternity God has promised to us is forever. We hit the peak of our body’s performance in our twenties and after that things start going downhill. (Can someone relate?) For some, the decline is more rapid. One thing is for sure, we can take consolation that our inward man is renewed day by day and that we have a heavenly home that is much greater and grander than anything we could ever imagine or conceive.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. The word come in the Greek is δεῦτε deute and is usually used as an interjection. The Lord Jesus isn’t telling us to come in a monotone voice. There is urgency and passion in his beckoning! The Saviour of the world promises us a refreshing and calm rest.
All of our burdens. All of our troubles, Every problem. Every single one… we can be encouraged to KNOW and believe that we can leave them all at the feet of Jesus and accept His rest.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even also ye do.
The Greek word for comfort is parakaléō which means to call, call for, summons, encourage strengthen and comfort. Chapters 1-3 of the book of Ephesians covers the teachings and doctrines of the church but in chapters 4-6 of the epistle. Pauls veers off into the topic of Christian Living- the nitty gritty get down to life application that we all need to put into practice. The life we live on this earth is not without trials. When you need encouragement, do you have a trusted friend, mentor or Pastor that you can confide in and share your troubles with? In this scripture, Paul is encouraging believers to exhort, comfort and encourage one another in the faith.
Let God Speak to You with these Bible Scriptures on Encouragement
Did you notice that I added an extra scripture in the round up? I couldn’t help myself! It is my prayer that these Bible verses of Encouragement will speak to your heart as you walk with the Lord!
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