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Scriptures for Strength & Encouragement


The Bible has been a source of support, comfort, and encouragement to people through the ages. Here are some helpful scriptures, each of which is preceded by a brief statement to help apply the passage to your life.

When Feeling Weak:I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2).

When Feeling Insecure:When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” (Psalm 94:18-19).

When Feeling Vulnerable:The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” (Nahum 1:7).

When in Need of Courage:But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.” (Isaiah 50:7).

When Feeling Anxious: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Jesus.” (John 14:1)

When Feeling Frightened:God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.” (Psalm 46:1-2).

When in Need of Assurance: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11).

To Increase Self-Confidence and Faith: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13).

To Recall God’s Great Love: For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” (Isaiah 54:10).

To Be Reminded of God’s Faithfulness in All of Life’s Journey’s:The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

To Remember to Live One Day at a Time, Trusting God For Future Needs: “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34).

For Quiet Trust and Confidence in God:Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:25-26).