What Are Comforting Bible Verses for Encouragement?

What Are Comforting Bible Verses for Encouragement?

In this article, we explore some of the most comforting Bible verses that have brought encouragement, hope and strength to many. These profound holy words convey a universal message of love, hope, resilience, and sense of peace in any circumstance. Join us as we dive into these beautiful words of comfort found in the Bible.

What are comforting Bible verses?

The Bible is the best-selling and most widely distributed book in history. One of the many things that makes it so powerful is its ability to provide us with words of great strength and hope. When we read and meditate on God's word, we have the ability to seek and find comfort and peace. You will find this comfort and peace in many of the verses that follow.

What are comforting Bible verses for encouragement during hard times?

Following are some of the most comforting Bible verses for encouragement. They offer guidance and strength when you’re in the midst of a storm:

  • Matthew 11:28-30: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

  • 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."

  • Psalm 34:18: "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit."

  • Isaiah 40:31: "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint."

  • Revelation 21:4: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

How can we find comfort in God’s saving grace?

Know that we are in the period of God’s saving grace, even now, and should look forward to receiving sufficient grace from the hand of God against any danger and trouble. In all our afflictions and infirmities, the comfort of God comes to us.  In this context, “afflictions” refers to the internal tension and trouble we feel from external extreme adversity, particularly those difficulties that we face in a world that is hostile to Christians. God never promises to completely free us from discomfort. Instead, He draws near to us in our little and great trial of affliction.

Two Bible verses that confirm God’s promises of hope and comfort:

  • Deuteronomy 31:8: "Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you."

  • 2 Corinthians 12:8-9: "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 

What are some comforts of Christians in Christ?

There is purpose in our suffering and God would not let His children suffer alone. Christians are bound to face rejection, opposition, and accusation but He promises to be with us in our suffering to comfort us through Christ. It is not that pain in itself is a sweet thing for God’s children; rather, as we suffer for the sake of Christ—we are furnished with the privilege of sharing in God’s comfort. This, in turn, empowers us to be an instrument of comfort to others.

What is God's promise of comfort?

Your life does not have to be a series of worrisome or challenging crisis involving finances or relationships or health or family, He is the God of Comfort. You can find powerful passages of Scripture for comfort and reflection that will increase your faith, support, and assure you that God will never leave you or forsake you but will be with you through every trial. Settle your mind as you find deep knowledge on everything from trusting the Lord to fulfil His promises, to bringing your heart troubles to Him in prayer, to finding refreshment for your daily routine.

You may also find comfort in reading the following verses from the Bible:

  • 2 Corinthians 1:4-5: "Who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. You can be sure, the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.

  • Joshua 1:5: "No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."

  • Psalm 119:50: "This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life."

The Comfort of God's Power

Every event and outcome in life is part of His magnificent design, God has placed us on a firm foundation. We may feel threatened by the waves of life no matter what is happening, but God's love holds us firmly. Sometimes His power is evident in our lives in spectacular ways at other times; we experience God's power in an almost unnoticeable way.

God's Peace as a Source of Comfort

There are troubles and challenges in this world but just like the pains of childbirth they work for our good. In today's unsettled culture, there is not a human being alive on this earth who is not familiar with troubles. In a world of trials, tribulations, persecutions, and temptations, Jesus told us that in this world we would have troubles(John 16:33), but the peace that Jesus makes available raises us above every painful challenge and trial of life. Jesus invites us to walk by faith, not by sight.

Finding Comfort in a Secret Place

If you are searching for a place of comfort, know that God is with you at all times and you can spend time with Him, seeking his peace and presence whenever you desire. 
The Bible mentions praying in private, and "secret place" is mentioned multiple times throughout the Bible. "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." (Matthew 6:6). You can read more about "secret place" here.

What is a comforting Bible verse for today?

Psalm 27:13-14: "I remain confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."


Comfort can be found in many forms, but one of the most powerful sources of comfort comes from reading the words of the Bible. In this article, we have explored some of the most comforting Bible verses for encouragement, and we hope that they have provided you with a sense of peace and reassurance. As we have seen, these verses remind us of the enduring love and strength of God, and how He is always with us through every trial and tribulation. So, the next time you are feeling overwhelmed or in need of a comforting word, remember these verses and find solace in the powerful words of the Bible.


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