What Does The Bible Say About Encouraging Others?


When we listen to someone’s difficult situation, we may also feel burdened. It’s difficult to encourage others with our own power. When the Holy Spirit is with us, we can encourage others. We shouldn’t have a mindset of indifference even if we cannot provide any help or solution.

Have the heart of listening and understanding and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Wise words of encouragement can give comfort and strengthen others.

The following verses exhort us to encourage one another and convey God’s encouragement. Be comforted by meditating on the messages contained and give encouragement to others.

Encourage one another

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
   - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
   - Hebrews 3:13 NIV

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
   - Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

Gracious words are a honeycomb,sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
   - Proverbs 16:24 NIV

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
   - Ephesians 4:29 NIV

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
   - Proverbs 12:25 NIV

Words of Encouragement

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
   - James 1:12 NIV

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
   - Isaiah 41:10 NIV

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
   - 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
   - Philippians 4:13 NIV

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
   - 1 Peter 3:14 NIV

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
   - 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
   - 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
   - Romans 15:13 NIV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
   - Joshua 1:9 NIV

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
   - Psalm 37:4 NIV

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
   - Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
   - Proverbs 30:5 NIV

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
   - Psalm 34:4 NIV

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy,and with my song I praise him
   - Psalm 28:7 NIV

 

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