Bible Verses

Here’s a list of bible verses that I’ve come across and found helpful. Feel free to comment and leave any that you’ve been encouraged or challenged by.

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

John 16:33

“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.”
Romans 8:12-13
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 John 1:8-10

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Mark 1:15

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Romans 8:16-17

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Romans 8:28-30

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.

Romans 8:31-39

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Exodus 15:11

Who among the gods
is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?

Psalm 18:1-2 (Check out the whole Psalm!)

I love you, Lord, my strength.
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.

Psalm 71:1-4 (Again, the whole Psalm is such an encouragement!)

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
turn your ear to me and save me.

Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.


6 thoughts on “Bible Verses

  1. My favourite verse is Psalm 37:4- so much packed into this little verse “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”. At first glance, this verse seems to paint God like Santa. But as you unpack what it means to “Delight yourself in the Lord”, the light bulb comes on! The more we live to glorify Christ , the more our desires line up with His!!! Additionally, God cares about the little things. I love reading Matthew 6. He loves to bless us with little and big reminders of His care and we don’t need to worry about provision- God has got it covered! Thanks for sharing all those encouraging verses!

    • Thanks for that Merryn! I really need to find time to add more verses to this page, because there are so many I’ve been coming across!

      I was reading Philippians 4 yesterday, where Paul says “Rejoice in the Lord always” and it kind of lines up with what you were saying. Even if God doesn’t give us the happiest, healthiest or wealthiest life here (which he never promises to do), if our trust is in Jesus and our desires are right (focussed on God), then we can have peace and joy no matter what’s going on. In Jesus the desires our hearts should have are given to us! Forgiveness and adoption as God’s children 😀

      • Look forward to reading the verses you find – so often I find God brings something to my attention through devotional writing and blogs etc. I love Philippians 4. I taught my almost-3-year-old son a couple of verses in Jan/Feb to kick-start memory verse learning (which I believe is very useful) and he has learnt Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. The other one he learnt was Ephesians 5:20 “Always give thanks for everything to God the Father” :). I totally agree with what you wrote in reply to my message – in Jesus we have consistent joy. How easy it is to forget this – I find I have to constantly be reading the Word of God or very quickly the focus turns to myself and the things around me.

    • Memory verse learning is fantastic! It’s something I’ve really fallen behind on though – I’ve gotta work on that (thanks for the reminder!)

      Yep exactly – and it saddens me greatly when people get that mixed up and think that they should have all the physical blessings here. When it doesn’t happen they conclude that either God failed them or that their faith wasn’t good enough – and both of those aren’t true! What God promises is far better than good stuff here and now. It’s eternity with him.

      • So true- God promises no more tears when Jesus returns but comfort as we go through trials. There needs to be more mention of James “Consider it pure joy brothers when you through trials…” when we speak of the Christian life. I love the opening lines of The Purpose Driven Life, “It’s not about you…”- we are here to bring God glory 🙂

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