20 Uplifting Bible Verses to Encourage Your Daily Walk
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
This is a pleasant reminder that all present joys and sufferings are temporary. Eternal life is promised for God’s followers, and that means joy everlasting!
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.” (Proverbs 17:17)
Friendships in the biblical understanding are not defined by people who are social media followers, but rather by people who engage in life’s good and hard times.
“But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
God demonstrates His love for His people throughout the Bible. Despite humanity’s constant sinful nature, that didn’t stop Him from sending Jesus. How refreshing to know God’s forgiveness supersedes our sins.
“You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
God is available to us, but we have to make the choice to seek Him out.
“And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.” (1 John 4:16)
God provides us with the perfect example of love through His Son. Our obligation is to emulate the behaviors of Jesus, including that same type of love.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
Any community has the ability to strengthen its members, especially the Christian community. Being in community is how we encourage one another.
“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
Our understanding and ability to love started in one place, God.
“The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
As the Bible shows, God’s love is the only true unconditional love we will ever experience.
“No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
Jesus demonstrated this love for us on the cross. We can demonstrate that love in our lives, as some have gone so far as to sacrifice their lives.
“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears is not complete in love.” (1 John 4:18)
Too often Christians are under the belief that feeling fear means God is telling them not to do something. God has blessed us with emotions such as fear to inform us (fight or flight), but God’s guidance in our lives is not contingent upon fear.
“But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:27-28)
Contrary to what some believe, Jesus advocates for using love in spite of opposition.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
If our own sins have not kept us from God since the Garden of Eden, neither will anything else. God’s love is that magnanimous.
“My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life.” (Psalm 63:3)
God’s love transcends our faults and transcends understanding. Being able to appreciate that love makes us view life differently.
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