Compilation of Selected Inspirational Bible Verses

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Having a difficult time? Don't worry, it will soon pass just never give up. So whatever you face/feel/need right now, hope the below list of encouraging Bible verses may help lift your spirits today.

The Bible verses are taken from the New American Bible (NAB) Vatican Edition, and Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE).

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When You Feel Lonely

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, (then) I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.

Hebrews 13:5

I will never forsake you or abandon you.

When You Feel Useless

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

When You Feel Empty

2 Corinthians 9:8

Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.

When You Face Heartbreak

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

When You Need Friends

John 15:12-14

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

When You Need Love

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.

When You Feel Weary

Matthew 11:28

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

When You Feel Afraid

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.

When You Feel Sad

Psalm 147:3

Healing the brokenhearted, and binding up their wounds.

Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.

When You Need Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.

When You Face Failure

Psalm 37:23,24

The valiant one whose steps are guided by the LORD, who will delight in his way, May stumble, but he will never fall, for the LORD holds his hand.

When You Need Money

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.

John 14:14

If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.

When You Need Wisdom

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.

When You Feel Angry

Proverbs 14:29

The patient man shows much good sense, but the quick-tempered man displays folly at its height.

When You Feel Vengeful

Romans 12:14-21

Bless those who persecute (you), bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, on your part, live at peace with all. Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

When You Feel Rebellious

Isaiah 1:19,20

If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land; But if you refuse and resist, the sword shall consume you: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!

When You Need Patience

Hebrews 10:36

You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.

James 1:4

And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

When You Feel Tempted

1 Corinthians 10:13

No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.

When You Feel Weak

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak he makes vigor abound. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

When You Feel Threatened

Proverbs 16:7

When the LORD is pleased with a man's ways, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.

When You Need Strength

Ephesians 3:16,17

That he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love.

When You Feel Worried

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.

When You Feel Hopeless

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

When You Face Doubts

Psalm 84:11(RSVCE)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.

When You Need to Forget

2 Corinthians 5:17

So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.

When You Feel Troubled

Psalm 138:7 (RSVCE)

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me.

Psalm 34:19 (RSVCE)

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

When You Feel Hurt

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

When You Feel Used

Matthew 18:21,22

Then Peter approaching asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how: often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.

When You Feel Guilty

Romans 3:24

They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus.

When You Need Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14

If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Ephesians 4:32

(And) be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

When You Feel Forsaken

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.

When You Feel Rejected

1 Peter 4:16

But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be ashamed but glorify God because of the name.

When You Face Separation

Romans 8:38,39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, 9 nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

When You Need Joy

Jeremiah 15:16

When I found your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart, Because I bore your name, O LORD, God of hosts.

When You Feel Discouraged

Psalm 42:11

Why are you downcast, my soul, why do you groan within me? Wait for God, for I shall again praise him, my savior and my God.

When You Feel Frustrated

Hebrews 4:16

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

When You Feel Depressed

Isaiah 40:31

They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

When You Face Sickness

James 5:14,15

Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint (him) with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.

Exodus 15:26

If you really listen to the voice of the LORD, your God," he told them, "and do what is right in his eyes: if you heed his commandments and keep all his precepts, I will not afflict you with any of the diseases with which I afflicted the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.

When You Face Grief

Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, a refuge on the day of distress; He takes care of those who have recourse to him.

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.

When You Need Peace

Philippians 4:7

Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

When You Feel Unfulfilled

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

When You Feel Confused

Proverbs 3:5,6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Galatians 6:9

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.

When You Need Direction

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind on their journey; by paths unknown I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. These things I do for them, and I will not forsake them.

Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel with my eye upon you.

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