Whenever you are facing a big problem, just smile and say "Hey problem, I have a BIG GOD" and you will see your worries disappearing into thin air. Read through these motivational Bible verses and get armored to face life's challenges happily.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth 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 thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." - Psalm 23
This is my favorite psalm and, whenever I feel low I read these verses and get the strength to face any situation.
The Bible is one of the best books for motivation, that one can turn to anytime, be it in harrowing times or in times of happiness. Though written by human hands, the Holy Bible is believed to be the word of God. It is said to be inspired by the Holy Spirit and when you read any Bible verse you will feel peaceful from the depth of your heart. The Bible is replete with motivational verses and from time immemorial people have gained wisdom and reasons to get motivated and also to motivate others by reading these verses.
Encouraging Bible Verses
Listed below are some motivational verses from some of the scriptures, which will give you the hope and courage to face any situation with a smile on your face.
If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, "MOVE!" and it WILL move... and NOTHING will be impossible for YOU! - Matthew 17:20
In the Lord, put your trust. - Psalms 11:1
The Lord will guide you always, he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land. You will be like a spring whose waters never fail. - Isaiah 58:11
If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believeth. - Mark 9:23
Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee and a light shall shine upon thy ways. - Job 22:28
Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say on the Lord. - Psalms 27:14
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. - Proverbs 3:5,6
Behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest. - Genesis 28:15
And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will complete it. - Philippians 1:6
With God all things are possible. - Matthew 19:26
Fear thou not . . . I will strengthen thee. . . I will help thee. - Isaiah 41:10
Your Father knoweth what things you have need of before you ask Him. - Matthew 6:8
Come unto me, ye who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. - Mark 13:31
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. - Proverbs 30:5
And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. - 1 John 5:14-15
For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13
[Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name. - Amos 5:7
Motivational Bible Verses for Athletes
Given below are some empowering verses, from the Bible, to provide spiritual strength to athletes.
All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. - 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
The steps of a man are established by the LORD; And He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand. - Psalm 37:23-24
Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you. - Hebrews 13:5
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. - Isaiah 40:31
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. - Psalm 32:8
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. - Psalm 37:3-5
If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. - 2 Timothy 2:5-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. - Hebrews 12:11-13
Motivational Bible Verses for Youth
Here are some scriptures from the Bible to inspire the youth and young adults, especially those who are stranded, and help them to look at life in a positive way.
Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. - Psalm 55:22
But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me! - Psalm 66:19-20
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile. - Jeremiah 29:11-14
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. - Proverbs 1:8-9
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. - John 14:1
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:5-9
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them". - Ecclesiastes 12:1
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. - Psalm 62:5-8
Strengthening Bible Verses for Soldiers
Braving the enemy and protecting the country, against all odds, is what a soldier does. Though courageous, soldiers also need their dose of motivation, to boost their enthusiasm. Given below are some Bible sayings to motivate and boost the spirit of soldiers.
And he said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, Thou dost save me from violence. "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; And I am saved from my enemies - 2 Samuel 22:2-4
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. - John 16:33
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble. The LORD will protect him, and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, Thou dost restore him to health. - Psalm 41:1-3
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. - Ephesians 6:13
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou wilt stretch forth Thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Thy right hand will save me. - Psalm 138:7
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight - Proverbs 3:5-6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people That have set themselves against me round about. - Psalm 3:6
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble. - Psalm 9:9
The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. - Deuteronomy 31:8
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. - John 1:5
Reading the Bible, itself, gives a person inner strength to face perils and problems with confidence. Whenever you feel depressed or feel there is no way out of a problem, go through these words of encouragement from the Bible, which will help lift your broken spirit up. Be inspired!