Three Verses I Turn to For Encouragement

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Each and every one of is needs some daily encouragement. Life can be complicated and frustrating, and we need a positive influence to help draw us out of any discouragement we may feel.

When I am in need of encouragement, I try and immediately turn to the Bible. There are so many comforting and reassuring verses that help me adjust my attitude. Here are three of my favorite encouraging verses:

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze

Joshua 1:9

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

I especially love that last verse because it reminds me that I am supposed to serve others. When I am down, I tend to throw a pity party and wish that people would pay more attention to my woes. But I find that when I am sad and talk to those around me, the other person and I are usually able to uplift and encourage one another. God puts people into our lives to help us draw closer to him, so listen to the people he has given you! See how you can help them and see how they, in turn, help you.

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