We all get to a point in life where we feel tired and want to give up. This is usually the time that we need to strongly hold on to our faith in God.
The Bible is filled with words to equip, encourage and motivate us. So whenever you feel like giving up in life, turn to your bible for encouragement. If you are close to someone who needs encouragement, you can also encourage them with the word of God.
Below are some bible verses about encouragement.
Bible verses to encourage
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us yes, establish the work of our hands.
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love, he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
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; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
2 Chronicles 30:22
Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites, who showed good understanding of the service of the Lord. For the seven days they ate their assigned portion and offered fellowship offerings and praised the Lord, the God of their ancestors.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.