21 Biblical Words of Encouragement

Both difficult and uncomplicated times can benefit from the Word of God. Words that promise that we can do all things through Him as He has prepared the way before us. Words that encourage us as we walk God’s straight and narrow path…

Join us as we discover 21 biblical words that bring encouragement to all seasons of life!

21 Biblical Words of Encouragement:

  1. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”—James 4:8a
  • This Scripture stands as an important reminder, not only that should we draw near to God, but of the promise that when we do, He will draw near to us. Relationship with God is not meant to be one-sided… He desires us to seek Him, just as He seeks us.

  1. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11
  • Our God is not distant or far off. He is not indifferent to us, but instead has chosen to involve Himself in our lives. Planning for our good. Preparing us a future and a hope.

  1. “Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”—1 Samuel 17:47
  • The Lord was with David when he faced Goliath, but more than that, it was God who fought the battle. David only needed to stand before Goliath in faith and obedience and God did the rest—empowering David’s slingshot to take down a giant—demonstrating that it is not by the power of man but by the Spirit of God that God’s will is accomplished. No matter the Goliath’s we face, the battle always belongs to the Lord!

  1. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”—Psalm 84:11
  • By choosing to walk in God’s ways—to walk uprightly—many blessings come upon us. God acts as the light and warmth of our life, He serves as our shield and defense, and He grants us all He deems good… one, on top of another, on top of another. 

  1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”—Philippians 4:13
  • In seasons of abundance and in seasons of abasing we can do all things through our Lord and Messiah, Yeshua. Even when things appear beyond our abilities in the natural, with Christ—Messiah—in us, we can do ALL things! 

  1. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.”—Psalm 34:15
  • Accepting the Lord and His ways allows His righteousness to flourish inside us. More than that, it inclines God’s eyes and ears to us; He takes special heed of the words we speak, He watches over us.

  1. “Throw all your anxieties upon him, because he cares about you.”—1 Peter 5:7 (CJB)
  • Nothing is too difficult or too much for God. He cares about us, and like the good Father that He is, He desires us to seek His help. To turn over that which weighs us down so that He can shoulder it. The key is to not only give our anxieties over to our Father, but to not attempt to take them back… because He is more than capable of managing them, caring deeply for each of His children.

  1. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”—John 14:12-13
  • Our Messiah, Jesus, promised us that by believing in Him we would do His works and greater still… this is a startling promise, but one that we can confidently believe. Further, He promised us that whatever we ask in His name He will do—the blessing of being created in His image drawing us toward His will and ways. 

  1. “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.”—Isaiah 41:10
  • We are not meant to walk with doubts, worries, or fears. Not only did the Lord not give these to us, but in His love, we have been strengthened, uplifted, and held by our God. In Him we need not fear. By walking in that truth, nothing can overwhelm us.

  1. “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”—Matthew 10:31
  • Our God cares for every bird, providing them food, though they do not tend any. Yet, to God, we are even more valuable, more precious, than they. He always provides that which we need, there is no reason to fear or worry.

  1. “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons… Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”—Galatians 4:4-7
  • Our Messiah did not only come to save us with the gift of salvation, but also with the gift of being heirs of God. As children of the Most High God we have been grafted-in to covenant promises once inaccessible to us when we did not know the Lord. This means that we have access to an inheritance that does not decay!

"Give and it will be given to you" Luke 6:38 in handwritten script font.

  1. “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”—Luke 6:38
  • When we give, we receive out of that giving. By taking our need and giving out of it, our needs are met. If we need friendship, we ought to give friendship. If we need financial increase, we ought to give of our finances. When we do this, when we give, we will receive far more than we gave. 

  1. “I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”—Psalm 118:5-6
  • Calling upon the Lord in times of need and even in times of abundance changes things, because He listens, and He acts. Being assured in this, there is no reason why we should fear or allow distress a place to rest. 

  1. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’”—Isaiah 41:13

  1. “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”—Psalm 23:3
  • God takes our souls and restores them, leading us in His ways and righteousness. This knowledge brings peace, realizing that God has everything in hand. He strips away the sin and weariness of the world, making us whole in Him.

  1. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”—Luke 4:18-19
  • When Jesus read the words of the prophet Isaiah, He proclaimed that He was called to preach, to heal body and spirit, to release the world from sin, to give vision to see His ways, to bring forth justice, and to put us into God’s perfect timing. These things stand ready for us to accept. Judgment, the friend of those who desire right standing with God, has been readied. His Spirit rests upon us. Our liberty is at hand.

  1. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”—1 John 4:4
  • Our God has chosen to bless us with His Spirit inside of us. In this we have great victory and need not fear the world for He who is in us has already overcome the world.

  1. “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”—1 John 4:9
  • Jesus, our Messiah coming to earth stands as the strongest manifestation of God’s love for us. He loved us enough to live, die, and be raised again so that we might live… no greater love exists than this love displayed for us.

  1. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”—Psalm 55:22
  • Whatever weighs us down can be given to the Lord. Not only does this act remove hindrances from our walk with God, but then He goes a step beyond carrying our burdens and sustains us. By choosing the firm foundation of Yeshua we become clothed in His righteousness and, like the house built upon the rock, we are not moved.

  1. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”—Psalm 94:19 (NIV)
  • While things around us may appear to crumble, we need not be anxious, for our God comforts us, His words and actions bring joy. Not joy as found in the world, but a secure everlasting joy found in His peace and love.

  1. “Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’”—Nehemiah 8:10
  • Times of fasting and sorrow come in due season, but so do times where God desires us to be joyful. To feast in His joy. For His joy is our strength and can be sought even when the joy in us wanes.

In every season we need to consume Scripture. We need to turn to the Word of God to be fed, renewed, and encouraged, for God’s Word never fails! It is without flaw, standing readied for us. The time has come to partake of it!

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