Looking for some encouraging Bible verses? “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” – Proverbs 30:5.
Jesus said, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” Oh, beloved, see to this! Under all the crosses and losses and trials of life, there is no comfort more desirable than the confidence that you have aimed at doing your Lord’s will. If a man suffers for Christ’s sake while steadily pursuing the course of holiness, he may rejoice in such suffering. Losses borne in the defense of the right and the true are gains. Jesus is never nearer to His friends than when they bravely bear shame for His sake. If we get into trouble by our own folly, we feel the stinging pain in the deepest part of our hearts. However, if we are wounded in our Lord’s battles, the scars are honorable. For His sake, we may accept reproach and wear it as a wreath of honor. Jesus delights to be the companion of a person who is cast out by relatives and acquaintances for the truth’s sake and for fidelity to His Cross. They may call the faithful one a fanatic and an enthusiast and all such ill-sounding names, but there is no need to fret over these things, for the honor of being Christ’s friend infinitely outweighs the world’s opinion. When we follow the Lamb wherever He goes, He is responsible for the results, not us.
Since He is my Guide,
‘Tis mine to obey,
‘Tis His to provide.
(Charles H. Spurgeon, Being God’s Friend).
Encouraging Bible Verses:
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. (1 John 4:12)
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. (Isaiah 42:3)
But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. (John 11:22)
Encouraging Bible verses for those that have lost a loved one:
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. (1 Corinthians 6:14)
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
Encouraging Bible verses for those persecuted:
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (John 15:20)
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
… and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
I hope and pray these encouraging Bible verses will help you in your walk with God.
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