Encouraging Bible Verses

The Bible is a collection of religious texts or scriptures sacred to Jews, Christians, Samaritans, Rastafari and others. It appears in the form of an anthology, a compilation of texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they are collectively revelations of God. These texts include theologically-focused historical accounts, hymns, prayers, proverbs, parables, didactic letters, poetry, and prophecies. Believers also generally consider the Bible to be a product of divine inspiration.

Those books included in the Bible by a tradition or group are called canonical, indicating that the tradition/group views the collection as the true representation of God’s word and will. A number of Biblical canons have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents from denomination to denomination. The Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Greek Septuagint and the Christian Old Testament. The Christian New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be mostly Jewish Disciples of Christ, written in first-century Koine Greek. Among Christian denominations there is some disagreement about what should be included in the canon, primarily about the biblical apocrypha, a list of works that are regarded with varying levels of respect.
Attitudes towards the Bible also differ among Christian groups. Roman Catholics, high church Anglicans, Methodists and Eastern Orthodox Christians stress the harmony and importance of both the Bible and sacred tradition, while many Protestant churches focus on the idea of sola scriptura, or scripture alone. This concept rose to prominence during the Reformation, and many denominations today support the use of the Bible as the only infallible source of Christian teaching. Others, though, advance the concept of prima scriptura in contrast.

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Encouraging Bible verses about having strength:

  1. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
  7. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”
  8. “For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
  12. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
  13. "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”
  14. “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?”
  15. “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”
    Encouraging Bible verses about having faith:
  16. “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
  17. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
  20. "And Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.’
  21. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
  22. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  23. “And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  24. “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
  25. “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,”
  26. “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.”
  27. “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,”
  28. "Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.’
    Encouraging Bible verses o having peace:
  29. “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.”
  30. “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?”
  31. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
  32. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
  33. “But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
  34. “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
  35. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
  36. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
  37. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”
  38. “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
  39. “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
  40. “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,”
  41. “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
  42. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
  43. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
  44. “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
  45. “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
  46. “Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.”
  47. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
  48. “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."

Encouraging Bible verses for having hope:

  1. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  2. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
  3. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
  4. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,”
  5. “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
  8. “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
    Uplifting Bible Verses:
  9. “‘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’.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  12. “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.”
  13. “For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”
  14. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
  15. “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”
  16. “For the LORD is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

Comforting Bible verses about love:

  1. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
  2. “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
  3. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
  4. “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
  5. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”
  6. “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”
  7. “Let all that you do be done in love.”
  8. “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
  9. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
  10. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
  11. “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
  12. “Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
  13. “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
  14. “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  15. “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,”

Conclusion:
The Bible is a collection of religious texts or scriptures sacred to Jews, Christians, Samaritans, Rastafari and others. It has several verses about handling the hurdles of life and being patient.

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