Words of encouragement for believers

Words of encouragement for believers

  • “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” – John Piper
  • “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us” – Augustine
  • “God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado
  • “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor
  • “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” – Tony Evans
  • “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie ten Boom
  • “Christ literally walked in our shoes.” – Tim Keller
  • “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot
  • “Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst
  • “If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
  • “If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” – D.L. Moody
  • “You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.” – John MacArthur
  • “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.” – Randy Alcorn
  • “God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham
  • “Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one” – A.W.Tozer
  • “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – Elisabeth Elliot
  • “There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.” – Alistair Begg
  • “Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” –C. S. Lewis
  • “This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.” – Beth Moore
  • “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.” – Charles Stanley
  • “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Chuck Swindoll
  • “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.” – Matt Chandler
  • “Continuous effort — not strength nor intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
  • “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” – John Piper
  • “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” – Elisabeth Elliot
  • “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  • “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” – Billy Graham
  • “God is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message. He takes the trials and tests and turns them into a testimony.” – Christine Caine
  • “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.” – Rick Warren
  • “Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.” -Oswald Chambers
  • “We can see hope in the midst of hopelessness. We can see peace in the midst of chaos. We have a hope that the world does not have. We can see clearly that all things work together for the good of them that love Him and are called according to His purpose.” – Priscilla Shirer
  • “There is not a single thing that Jesus cannot change, control, and conquer because he is the living Lord.” – Franklin Graham
  • “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.” – Zephaniah 3:17
  • “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.” – Isaiah 40:28-31
  • “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13
  • “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
  • “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  • “What, then, shall we say in response? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
  • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
  • “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.” – Isaiah 41:10
  • “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
  • “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
  • “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
  • “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.” Philippians 4:13
  • “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.” Deuteronomy 31:6
  • “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.” Isaiah 40:31
  • “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.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • “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.” Exodus 15:2
  • “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” Ephesians 6:10
  • “For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4
  • “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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  • “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.” Joshua 1:9
  • “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
  • “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.” Isaiah 12:2
  • “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” Isaiah 40:29
  • “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?” Psalm 27:1
  • “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalm 31:24
  • “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
  • “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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • “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.’ ” Mark 12:30
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
  • “May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
  • “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.”” John 16:33
  • “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
  • “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.” Psalm 23:4
  • “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14
  • “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
  • “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.” Ephesians 2:8-9
  • “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.” Proverbs 3:5-6
  • “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • “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.’ ” Matthew 21:21-22
  • “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.” Hebrews 11:6
  • “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
  • “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.” Mark 11:22-24
  • “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.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
  • “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,” Colossians 1:11
  • “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.” Psalm 5:11
  • “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,” Psalm 30:11
  • “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.’ 1 Chronicles 16:27
  • “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.”John 14:27
  • “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?” Psalm 27:1
  • “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
  • “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
  • 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.” Isaiah 43:1
  • “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
  • “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:19
  • “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
  • “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” Galatians 5:22
  • “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24
  • “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
  • “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,” 1 Peter 1:8
  • “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.” John 16:22
  • “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
  • “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
  • “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11
  • “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.” Psalm 30:5
  • “Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.” Psalm 16:9
  • “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • “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.” Isaiah 55:12
  • “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.” Romans 15:13
  • “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.” 1 Peter 5:10
  • “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
  • “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,” Ephesians 1:13
  • “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.” 1 Thessalonians 1:3
  • “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.” Philippians 1:6
  • “I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5
  • “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.” Romans 5:5
  • “‘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’.” Jeremiah 29:11
  • “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.” John 16:33
  • “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.” Romans 8:28
  • “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.” Psalm 23:4
  • “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
  • “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:8
  • “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.” Psalm 84:11

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