100 Bible Verses about Encourage Yourself In The Lord

1 Samuel 30:6 ESV / 161 helpful votes

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 151 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 119 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 83 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

John 16:33 ESV / 76 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 57 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

John 14:27 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 54 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 46 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

1 Samuel 30:1-31 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. David's two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. ...

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Romans 10:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Psalm 16:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

1 Samuel 30:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 3:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Matthew 11:28-29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

Psalm 46:1-3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. 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, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Habakkuk 3:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Ephesians 2:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 20 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1 John 5:1-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Psalm 42:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

1 Samuel 16:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

John 6:47 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

1 Samuel 24:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Malachi 3:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Ezekiel 37:3-14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. ...

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Romans 12:3-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; ...

Psalm 9:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

1 Samuel 30:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Luke 18:10-14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

1 Samuel 24:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil.

1 Samuel 20:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came and said before Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Matthew 10:32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

1 Samuel 30:1-6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. David's two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. ...

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

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