Are you or someone you know discouraged? Read and share God’s Word to encourage you every day. Share these 33 Bible verses for discouragement.
The Bible is the best place to look for encouragement. If you are feeling low, alone, forgotten, overwhelmed or defeated, whatever may have caused your discouragement, God’s word is ever-ready to build you up and encourage you.
Use these Bible verses to encourage you, if you are feeling discouraged lately.
33 Bible Verses for Discouragement
1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Encourage One Another
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
2. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – He Comforts Us In All Our Troubles
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
3. Deuteronomy 31:8 – He Goes Before You
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
4. Psalm 121:1-2 – My Help Comes From The Lord
“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.”
5. John 16:33 – Take Heart, He Has Overcome The World
“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.”
6. Isaiah 40:31 – Those Who Hope In The Lord
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.
7. Isaiah 43:2 – He Will Be With You
“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.”
8. Romans 8:31 – If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
9. 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Stand Firm
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
10. Psalm 31:24 – Take Heart
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
11. 2 Corinthians 4:17 – An Eternal Glory
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
12. Romans 15:5 – The God Who Gives Endurance & Encouragement
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”
13. Matthew 11:28 – He Will Give You Rest
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
14. Hebrews 10:24-25 – Spur One Another On
“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.”
15. 2 Corinthians 4:16 – Do Not Lose Heart
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
16. Psalm 90:17 – Establish The Work of Our Hands
“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.”
17. John 14:27 – Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled
“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.”
18. Romans 1:11-12 – Mutual Encouragement
“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.”
19. Philippians 3:13-14 – Press On Toward The Goal
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
20. 1 Corinthians 16:13 – Be On Your Guard
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
21. Colossians 2:2 – Encouraged in Heart
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.”
22. Romans 15:2 – Build Up Your Neighbors
“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”
23. Isaiah 41:10 – He Will Uphold You
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
24. Romans 15:4 – We Might Have Hope
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
25. Luke 12:6-7 – Do Not Be Afraid
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
26. Psalm 18:2-3 – The Lord Is My Rock
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.”
27. Isaiah 43:18-19 – Do Not Dwell On The Past
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
28. 1 Peter 1:6-9 – The Salvation of Your Souls
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith — more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire — may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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.”
29. Galatians 6:9 – Do Not Grow Weary Of Doing Good
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
30. Philippians 4:6-7 – Pray In Every Situation
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
31. 2 Corinthians 1:5 – Our Comfort Abounds Through Christ
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
32. Isaiah 51:12 – He will Wipe Away Every Tear
‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’
33. Romans 8:28-30 – All Things Work Together
“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. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
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