25 Short encouraging bible verses

by Sister McCook
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There are many times in life when we need a little pick-me-up, a word of encouragement to help us get through tough times.

That’s where short encouraging Bible verses come in.

Just a few comforting words from the Bible can give us hope and help us get through whatever challenges we’re facing.

And since they’re short, they’re easy to remember and turn to when we need them most.

Whether you’re looking for a verse to help you through a difficult time or just want something to encourage you on a daily basis, these short encouraging bible verses are sure to do the trick.

1. 1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

2. 1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

3. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing,

4. 2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

5. Acts 16:31

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.

6. Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

7. Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

8. Isaiah 41:10

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.

9. Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.

10. John 1:4

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

11. John 16:33

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.”

12. John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

13. Luke 6:31

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

14. Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

15. Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

16. Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

17. Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

18. Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

19. Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

20. Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

21. Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

22. Psalms 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

23. Psalms 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

24. Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

25. Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.


The Bible is full of encouraging scriptures that offer hope and comfort in difficult times.

These short uplifting verses are a great way to remember God’s goodness and faithfulness.

When we feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges, it is good to reflect on these comforting words and be reminded that we are never alone.

We can always find strength in God, who promises to be with us through every trial.

These verses also remind us of His love for us, and that He has a plan for our lives.

No matter what we are facing, we can rest assured that God is in control and He will work everything out for our good.

The next time you are feeling down, read through these verses and let them fill you with hope and peace.

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