Scriptures To Encourage Yourself In the Lord

James_Tissot_300-webby Rex Rouis

When nothing else will work, encourage yourself in the Lord. Do it with the word of God. “Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you.” – George Mueller

But David encouraged himself in the Lord. I Samuel 30:6

For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures. Romans 15:4 Holman Christian Bible

David needed to, and so will you. And if he can do it, you can do it. Let God pour His love and acceptance into you. He is faithful and you are accepted. Receive it and walk in it.

Strength Bible Verses

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

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. Isaiah 41:10

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

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

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. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Comfort Bible Verses

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.” Deuteronomy 31:8

The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

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

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

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. Matthew 11:28-29

Peace Bible Verses

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

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

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6

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. Philippians 4:6-7

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7

God’s Promises

The Promise of Eternal Life – Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. John 6:47

God’s Faithful – 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 Deuteronomy 7:9

God promises To Guide Us – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8

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

All Scripture Is Inspired From God – 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. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

God Hears Our Prayers – And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14

The stars may fall, but God’s promises will stand and be fulfilled. – J. I. Packer

If David can do it, you can do it.

Comments

  1. Please pray for completely healing from medication side effects that caused me so much burning heats and pain all over and on top of that major car accident that caused bulging discs on my neck and back and was forced to resigned from a job.
    I have many children that I need to care for and single mom.

  2. I pray that God will bless each and every one of of my sister and brother in Christ I know that we all face some difficult times but God will see us through all of our trying times

  3. I am a war vet, I am chronically ill and I have PTSD…I am also a Pastor I need prayer in the worst way, it’s hard because everyone thinks I am so “tough”….but I am ready to give up, I ask God to take me home every day.

    1. Pastor Steven

      Stay focused on the promises of God.
      I pray that God will give you the strength to press your way. God has a purpose and a plan for us all.
      Pray without ceasing. Whatever situation that you are going through God will bring you out.
      Stay in the will of God and he Shall make a way, he Shall deliver, he Shall provide. He will keep you in perfect peace if you keep your mind stayed on him.
      I know him as a deliver. Praying that God will strengthen you.
      The joy of the Lord is my strength. Praise him

      1. I will pray for you Pastor Mark Stevens. I work with pastors and I know it’s hard what you do, especially with your health and background. I’m just a secretary and I feel like I have to have it all together to help people at church. I’ve been having really bad anxiety this year. That’s why I’ve been reading these verses every night. God bless you.

        1. Will pray here for you brother!! Praying for healing …your mind and all. Soooo many Pastors struggle YES! We all have something for sure! This has been a great little read to encourage myself! Pray for me too! God bless!

    2. Trust in GOD. Give your PTSD to THE LORD. All of the stress, worry, guilt, and shame of the past; lay it on the alter. HE is faithful and HIS word is true.

    3. Good morning mr.stevens ITS IN MIDST OF YOUR TRAILS LORD IS PROFECTUNG U FOR THE NEXT LEVEL IN MINISTRY.ENEMY WITH THAT PYTHON SPIRIT WILL NOT IN NAME OF JESUS SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF U .I DECREE AN DECLARE THAT U HAVE VICTORY IN JESUS NAME.FOR THIS PURPOSE WAS THE LORD MANEFAETED THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY .PRAYING FOR U .SOME TIMES U HAVE TO ENCOURAGE YOUR SELF IN LORD WHEN THINGS DONT GO WELL.READ WHAT DAVID DID 1 SAMUEL 30 chapter.

    4. Pastor Stevens – I’m sure you know scripture and what it says about trusting in God, etc, etc. Reality is you are in despair and you need solid earth-bound support. I hope you have a good Veterans group near you, a clergy group or church system source you can utilize. My church is an international denomination and my local Conference offers such support, does yours? I also have sources throughout NY, where are you located? Please do not feel alone, you have not completed your God-given earthly purpose, or else He would have taken you; He offers other means to ease you, you just have to find them. I wish you comfort. Please keep us updated because we truly care.

    5. Psalm 34:19 (KJV)
      Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

      Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
      And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

      Luke 22: behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

      32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

      Be encouraged, Pastor. Sometimes we pour out so much spiritually to others, we forget to spend time with Him and in His Word and in prayer to be edified, refreshed, and strengthened. All The Word you need is in you and in your Bible. Sometimes we forget. Everything I am saying is evidenced by how those 3 to 4 bible verses quickened you as you just read them.

      And as the effectual fervent prayers of the Righteous for you are being answered right now. It is well…love you…God will continue to bless the work of your hands…seek His Will…and obey His Instructions and that Peace that surpasses all understanding will rule in and through you.

      More Grace be unto and peace be multiplied to you and yours!

    6. Oh Brother Stand firm…we all have those seasons of Intense fear, dread, and feelings of Abandonment. Just remember This too will pass.

    7. Pastor Mark. It is hard. It is tough. I can’t speak for you, but I can speak to you.. Hold on to the WORD. Every time you feel like wanting to give up and go home, put your hand on your chest, feel your heart beat. GOD has purpose right here on Earth for you. I love you brrother. I stand with you that you are healed, you are strong in the LORD, and you are loved.

    8. Will pray here for you brother!! Praying for healing …your mind and all. Soooo many Pastors struggle YES! We all have something for sure! This has been a great little read to encourage myself! Pray for me too! God bless!

    9. You took the first step and that is admit your not strong! In our weakness is when you will experience God’s strength! Be strong and of courageous for God goes before you! I pray that the joy of the Lord will continue to be your strength! In Jesus Name I pray, walk and carry your cross, Jesus will help you!

    10. Pastor Stevens I am praying that Jesus heal you from PTSD. NOW. Nothing too hard for our God. My faith is that you be made whole in Jesus name!! I have encountered many miracles with myself and my daughter. I am interceding for you. By His stripes we were healed!!

    11. You shall fulfil the purpose why God created you on the land of the living, you will not die unfilled in Jesus name. Amen

    12. Mark. I am praying for you. Thank you for your service and fighting for my freedom! I am praying that God will use what you have endured to encourage other brothers and sisters in the faith!

    13. Mark, in this time of Advent,, I am praying that you have found peace and hope through your faith. Please let us know how you are. Blessings

    1. Marlene, sometimes when God talks to us we don’t not realize it because He is saying “no” and we do not want to hear that. Please keep the faith.

        1. Author

          Yes. When you approach a king, he can answer as he likes. It is the same with God. We seek Him and His answer. The ‘no’ means that we must seek further or for something else. The ‘yes’ is the answer that is the basis of faith, it is what is referenced in Romans 10:17 and Hebrews 11:1.

          The ‘no’ is not meant to come by unanswered prayer later one, but in the heart when we are seeking Him. Yes, means faith, and faith means yes. As one Bible teacher once said, “Faith begins when the will of God is known.” We love you. Rex

  4. I know God is able to do all things. Pls join me in prayer, my husband wants to leave me after 16months of marriage. Help me pray against every physical and spiritual marriage killer that want to destroy my home.

  5. Please pray for my boys; Tyrone johnson who has been in prison for 19 years on a non-violent. Pray for his son, who is following in his path with a court date soon. It breaks our hearts. Pray for the lords mercy for a release from this curse. In his name. Beja Johnson.

  6. My husband wants to divorce me after 11 years of marriage.I will say I have not been the perfect wife but I have tried everything to make my husband love me as he once have before.Im not sure of how much it will cost me for a attorney because my husband said he will go broke before he gives me anything.Please pray for me because I don’t know what to do. Thanks Shonn

  7. My brother and sister in the Lord pray for me as I go for my visa interview may God grant me visa to USA through Christ our Lord Amen.

  8. Very good advice, once despair starts we slide deeper and deeper and it gets harder and harder to climb out, we must make a strong effort to turn our focus from “self-talk” to the words of Gid, thst is where our true salvation lies.

  9. Pl pray for me. I need prayers to trust the Lord. That the Lord will answer my prayers and make have strong faith in Him. Right now it is wavering.

    1. My pray for you is that you will re-read the scriptures here on God’s peace and his promise to never leave you.
      I encourage you to turn away from self talk right now and turn on the Word. Be it faith filled music or scripture. Hear it and allow it to penetrate your spirit. Lord, we all waver. But you never change. Send strong faith filled people to stand with Ivan until all is well. In Jesus Name. Amen.

  10. Don’t worry God is in control
    He is the one who fights our battles.
    You just have to praise him. He has you
    and your kids and palm of his hand.
    Nothing is imposible for him.
    No weapon form againgt you should prosper. You are more than a conquer,
    With Christ , you are not alone.
    The victory is yours. Believed and declare. You have to see yourself and
    Court getting the veredict on your favor. Give thanks to God, he already pay the price , He gave his life for us.
    God loves you and your kids.
    I will be praying for you and your family.
    Read psalm 18

  11. I’m asking everybody to pls pray for me and for my children to come home. They are involved with the state and are with therre grandfather who is beating on them and mistreating them. I had a meeting today and it didn’t go my way there are talking about legal screening to try to change the outcome of my kids coming back home with Lord knows I need my babies home and I’m trying everything and my power to get my babies home. Pls just keep them and you all prayer there names are rakiah and joziah cole and they want to come home with me there father so bad but everytime it’s close to go back to courts the caseworkers find something to stop it. I have court next month on the 29th and I need all the prayers I can get that it goes in my favor and they don’t take my kids away

  12. I ask that you cover me in prayer for spiritual growth. I want a close and intimate relationship with GOD but honestly it seems like he doesn’t hear my prayers. I don’t get answers and I have not truly felt HIS presence in a very long time. I believe because my spiritual man is all out of wack and it has caused my natural life to be out of line and off track. So many things are going wrong and I just don’t know what to do.

    1. Lavina, I am sorry you are in distress. We must keep in mind that God does hear all prayers, sometimes the answer to our request is “no” and we just don’t hear that so if we don’t get what we ask for we think he hasn’t heard. When he says no it’s because he has something else for us and we must trust his wisdom. It’s very hard to accept that, I know (I’m still trying), but continued prayers will strengthen our trust and faith. Give your concerns up to God. He can bear them all even when we can’t. Do your best and let him do the rest. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  13. Keep me in your prayers. 5 years ago I had,open heart surgery. And have not been able to work. Pray God give me my disability!

  14. Good evening
    My name is Carolyn. I am going through some financial problems. I’m asking you to keep me in prayer and that God will open up the doors of Heaven and pour out the blessing, so I can be a blessing to someone else.
    Thank you

  15. I know from experience that God hears your please and your cries and he will do what you can’t do he will move on behalf of Social Security you will have somewhere to call your own I’ve been homeless and I now live in a three-bedroom two-bath house with a washer and a dryer God is able

    1. Thanks and just keep me in your prayers .i know God can change things and he has got me through this far .Praise God he helped you to have a place and change things in your favor

  16. Hello everyone and God Bless .im in need of prayers .ive been homeless for 3 years now got alot of mental disorders ,ive applied for ssi i finally got a ssi hearing tomorrow .im so nervous and aftaid i really need this to be found in my favor so i can have a home once again and not be a burden to family .please pray God touches those who decide my case and i win ..Thanks and God Bless you al .

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