Encouraging Bible Verses for Hard Times, Uplifting Bible Verses

Encouraging Bible Verses

“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

Encouraging Declarations for Hard Times


How can we use encouraging bible verses to ignite our own spiritual growth?

Since we are responsible for stirring ourselves up, one great way is to declare aloud God's truth by using encouraging declarations.

Why not try say these personalized bible declarations aloud, yes, aloud - every morning for the next week or so?
Then ask yourself, “Do I feel spiritually uplifted, inspired and strengthened?” (If you have not tried this before, you are in for a treat!)

The awesome power of the spoken word of God will change your life. Don't be surprised if you actually feel different!

We trust these personalized encouraging bible declarations will help your spiritual growth and ignite your Christian life!

Encouraging Personalized Bible Verses


This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)



I pray, open my mouth wide and God will fill it. (Psalm 81:10)



The gracious hand of God is upon me. (Nehemiah 2:18)



The Lord is my sun and shield, the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing will he withold from me as I walk up rightly. (Psalm 84:11)



God holds victory in store for me. My walk is blameless and he is my shield. (Proverbs 2:7)



The Lord blesses me. His favor surrounds me as with a shield. (Psalm 5:12)



The LORD is my refuge in times of trouble. (Psalm 9:9)



The Lord delivers me from all my troubles. (Psalm 34:19)



The Lord has made known to me the path of life; he fills me with the joy of his presence, with eternal pleasures at his right hand. (Psalm 16:11)



When my soul is feeling down, I do not rely on my feelings. I remember my hope is in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5-6)



I am growing and becoming strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God is upon me. (Luke 2:40)



The LORD longs to be gracious to me; he rises to show me compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. I wait for him and I am blessed! (Isaiah 30:18)



God has plans for me - to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)



I commit my actions to the Lord and my plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)



I hope in the Lord, I seek him and he is good to me. (Lamentations 3:25)



Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, I think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)



I set my mind on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)



My conversation is always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that I may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:5-6)



I have received God's authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy - nothing will harm me. (Luke 10:19)



I overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)



I love God and I have been called according to his purpose. God works all things together for my good. (Romans 8:28)



The God who gives endurance and encouragement gives us a spirit of unity among ourselves as we follow Christ Jesus. (Romans 15:5)



I am encouraged. Though outwardly I am wasting away, my inward self is being progressively renewed day after day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)



For I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do. (Ephesians 2:10)



Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (Phillipians 3:12)



I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Phillipians 4:13)



Now faith is being sure of what I hope for and certain of what I do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)



I am content with what I have because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)



I say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (see Hebrews 13:6)



I humble myself before the Lord, and He will lift me up. (James 4:10)



I thank God who always leads me in victory because of Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14)



I ask and receive and my joy is made full. (John 16:24)



The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:19)



With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)



God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. To him be the glory forever. (Ephesians 3:20-21)



Encouraging Uplifting Bible Verses for Hard Times


But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people. Who have set themselves against me all around. (Psalm 3:3-6)




But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)




I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.

For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. (Psalm 18:1-3,28,35)




May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; May He send you help from the sanctuary, And strengthen you out of Zion; May He remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt sacrifice. May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. (Psalm 20:1-5)




The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, 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 23:1-4)




Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! (Psalm 27:3,5,13-14)




The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. (Psalm 28:7)




In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:1-3,24)




I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)




Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. (Psalm 37:3-6)




Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)




Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. (Psalm 62:1-2)




He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)




Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation. (Psalm 91:14-16)




Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Revive me, O LORD, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. (Psalm 143:8-11)




For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness. I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

For in You, O LORD, I hope;You will hear, O Lord my God. For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.

Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:4-6, 9;15-18;21-22)




For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.

So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may daily perform my vows. (Psalm 61:3-4,8)




In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. (Psalm 94:19)




No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. (Joshua 1:5-6)




Fear thou not; for I {am} with thee: be not dismayed; for I {am} thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you. Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you,” says the LORD And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 41:10,13-14)




Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (Deuteronomy 7:9)




The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1)




And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!”
So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” (Daniel 10:19)




My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. (Psalm 119:28)




For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)




But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew {their} strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; {and} they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)




Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)




Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. (Proverbs 8:14)




He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isaiah 40:29)




The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)





Encouraging Bible Verses and Quotes


The Lord is my strength and my praise: and he is become my salvation. (Psalm 118:14)




In my trouble I called upon the Lord: and the Lord heard me, and enlarged me. (Psalm 118:5)




The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man can do unto me. (Psalm 118:6)




But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. (Deuteronomy 3:28)




And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day. (Judges 20:22)




And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30:6)




Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him. (2 Samuel 11:25)




Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 31:4)




And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD, (2 Chronicles 35:2)




For as thou didst punish the adversaries: so thou didst also encourage and glorify us. (Wisdom 18:8)





Encouraging Bible Verses : Psalm 27


The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)




When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell. (Psalm 27:2)




Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident. (Psalm 27:3)





Encouraging Bible Verses : Psalm 34


The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17)




The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit. (Psalm 34:18)




I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all my troubles. (Psalm 34:4)




The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: and shall deliver them. (Psalm 34:7)





Encouraging Bible Verses : Psalm 37


But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble. (Psalm 37:39)




Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart. (Psalm 37:4)




And the Lord will help them and deliver them : and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them, because they have hoped in him. (Psalm 37:40)





Encouraging Bible Verses : Psalm 91


For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11)




He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honor him. (Psalm 91:15)




You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; (Psalm 91:5)




A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. (Psalm 91:7)





Encouraging Bible Verses : Psalm 119


Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)




You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. (Psalm 119:114)




My soul is laid low in the dust. Revive me according to your word! (Psalm 119:25)




This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me. (Psalm 119:50)




It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. (Psalm 119:71)





Other Encouraging Psalm Bible Verses


In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me. (Psalm 120:1)




The Lord is thy keeper, the Lord is thy protection upon thy right hand. (Psalm 121:5)




The Lord keepeth thee from all evil: may the Lord keep thy soul. (Psalm 121:7)




Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies. Your right hand will save me. (Psalm 138:7)




Unto the end, a psalm for David. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man. (Psalm 140:1)




The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)




The Lord keepeth the strangers, he will support the fatherless and the widow: and the ways of sinners he will destroy. (Psalm 146:9)




Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. (Psalm 16:1)




Praising I will call upon the Lord: and I shall be saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:3)




Don’t be far from me, for trouble is near. For there is none to help. (Psalm 22:11)




Save me from the lion’s mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me. (Psalm 22:21)




A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing: (Psalm 23:1)




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)




My God, I have trusted in you. Don’t let me be shamed. Don’t let my enemies triumph over me. (Psalm 25:2)




Blessed be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my supplication. (Psalm 28:6)




The Lord is my helper and my protector: in him hath my heart confided, and I have been helped. And my flesh hath flourished again, and with my will I will give praise to him. (Psalm 28:7)




I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people who have set themselves against me on every side. (Psalm 3:6)




The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: the Lord became my helper. (Psalm 30:10)




O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, and then hast healed me. (Psalm 30:2)




My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. (Psalm 31:15)




Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for you are my stronghold. (Psalm 31:4:)




I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)




But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don’t delay, my God. (Psalm 40:17)




Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; (Psalm 46:2)




Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me. (Psalm 50:15)




Behold, God is my helper. The Lord is the one who sustains my soul. (Psalm 54:4)




When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)




In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4)




But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress. (Psalm 59:16)




The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my prayer. (Psalm 6:9)




He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress— I will never be greatly shaken. (Psalm 62:2)




A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)




Save me, God, for the waters have come up to my neck! (Psalm 69:1)




My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. (Psalm 7:10)




Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71:3)




For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper. (Psalm 72:12)




My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)




When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish in your presence. (Psalm 9:3)




In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul. (Psalm 94:19)

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