Within the over one thousand pages that compromise a given Bible, there are tens of thousand verses that speak on a variety of themes, emotions, life lessons, and states of being. Any one (or more) of these Bible verses can compose a powerful prayer or church service. And if you are looking for some inspirational Bible verses that are guaranteed to offer encouragement, strength, and motivation when you are struggling or facing a harder time period in your life, this collection of Bible quotes is there for you to fall back on when you want to connect with God through prayer.
Maybe you are returning to prayer after time away from the Christian religion, or maybe you are just beginning your relationship with God. Perhaps you are looking for a way to look inwards but don't know where to turn. That's where these Bible quotes on universal topics come in to help guide you to the light. From Bible verses on love to trusting God's plan to finding strength when you need it most, these Bible quotes touch on a range of feelings that will speak to your soul and life experiences.
Maintaining hope and your faith in God on darker days can be an incredibly difficult feat, but that doesn't mean the Lord loves you less or that you can't find prayer once again. If you are in one of those ruts, read through some of these Bible quotes that will provide the inspiration you may be looking for to reconnect with God and reflect on his wisdom.
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1 Corinthians 10:31
"So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, you should do it all for God's glory."
"There’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under the heavens: a time for giving birth and a time for dying, a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted, a time for killing and a time for healing, a time for tearing down and a time for building up, a time for crying and a time for laughing, a time for mourning and a time for dancing, a time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones, a time for embracing and a time for avoiding embraces, a time for searching and a time for losing, a time for keeping and a time for throwing away, a time for tearing and a time for repairing, a time for keeping silent and a time for speaking, a time for loving and a time for hating, a time for war and a time for peace."
"So be careful to live your life wisely, not foolishly."
"Don't judge according to appearances. Judge with right judgment."
"Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied."
“I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.”
“Taste and see how good the Lord is! The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy!”
“So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”
“Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer.”
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
“Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying.”
“So welcome each other, in the same way that Christ also welcomed you, for God’s glory.”
“I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart. Your works are wonderful—I know that very well.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-6
“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
“Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.”
“May the God of endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude toward each other, similar to Christ Jesus’ attitude.”
“I’ve said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.”
1 Chronicles 16:11
“Pursue the Lord and his strength; seek his face always!”
“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and his powerful strength.”
“He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.”
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
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