Encouraging Verses that Express the Love, Grace and Peace of God
By Steven J. Hogan
I love lists. I make lists every day, lists of things that I believe God wants me to get done. But my favorite lists are lists of verses. Through the years I have compiled a number of lists of verses, and here is another one. They have proven to be very comforting, encouraging, and motivating to me, and now I hope to you as well. This blog site is all about prophecy, and my heart’s desire is to do all I can to prepare you for the days and years ahead. And I will not hesitate to tell you that the road leading up to the return of Christ will be a very difficult one, filled with trouble, hardship, opposition and great persecution. Yet what an opportunity to live for our Lord. In light of all eternity it is well worth it to love the Lord and live for Him, for it will bring immense blessing to you and to the lives of others. But most of all it will be a blessing and a glory to our Lord. And what is most essential, most needed in your life is the word of God, words of truth, instruction, correction, promise and comfort. Listed below are many of my favorite verses, ones that express the love, grace and peace of God. I have made these available to members in my church, but I wanted to make them available to you, for I know they will prove to be a means of strength, encouragement and peace to you now and in the days leading up to the return of Christ. Might they be a resource for you to use when you are sad, discouraged or weary, or for others you know who are in a similar state. As you read them, learn from them, reflect on them and believe them, I can’t help but believe that they will be a spiritual medicine, bringing you healing, comfort and strength to your soul.
Numbers 6:24-25 – The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you; and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.
Deuteronomy 33:12 – Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:27 – There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to your help, and through the skies in His majesty. The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
1 Samuel 2:8 – The Lord raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor.
1 Chronicles 29:11 – Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all and in Your hand is power and might.
Job 19:25 – As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Even after my skin is destroyed, yet from my flesh I shall see God.
Job 23:10-12 – He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps. I have kept His way without turning aside… I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Psalm 11:7 – The Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face.
Psalm 16:11 – You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand are pleasures forever.
Psalm 23:1, 6 – The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul… Surely goodness and love follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 25:4-9 – Show me Your ways, O Lord, and teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
Psalm 26:3 – Your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in Your truth.
Psalm 27:13-14 – I am still 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.
Psalm 31:1-3 – Rescue me quickly; be Thou to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me. For Thou art my rock and fortress; for Thy name’s sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me.
Psalm 31:7, 9 – I will be glad and rejoice in Your love, for you saw my affliction, and knew the anguish of my soul… Be merciful to me O Lord, for I am in distress.
Psalm 31:14 – But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord. I say, ‘My times are in Your hand.’ Make Your face to shine upon Your servant. Save me in Your lovingkindness.
Psalm 33:20-22 – We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.
Psalm 34:4-6 – I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame… The Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his trouble.
Psalm 40:1-3 – I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Psalm 40:11-12 – Do not withhold your mercy from me, O Lord; may Your love and Your truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see… my heart fails within me. Be pleased O Lord to save me.
Psalm 41:1-3 – Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; He will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
Psalm 50:15, 23 – Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me… He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to Him who orders His way aright I shall show the salvation of God.
Psalm 55:16, 22 – I call to God and He saves me, evening, morning and noon… Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.
Psalm 62:7-8 – On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart to Him, God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 63:2-3 – Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise You.
Psalm 73:23-26 – Yet, I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 84:11-12 – The Lord God is a sun and a shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You.
Psalm 86:3-7 – Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to You all day long. Bring joy to Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to You. Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
Psalm 91:14-16 – Because He loves me, I will rescue him. I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.
Psalm 100:4-5 – Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness endures to all generations.
Psalm 103:1-5 – Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, and who satisfies your desires with good things.
Psalm 116:5-6 – The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearted; when I was in great need, He saved me.
Psalm 118:14, 17 – The Lord is my strength, and my song, and He has become my salvation… I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.
Psalm 121:7-8 – The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and coming in from this time forth and forever.
Psalm 138:8 – The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love O Lord endures forever.
Psalm 139:14 – I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 143:8 – Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way that I should go, for to You O Lord I lift up my soul.
Psalm 145:14, 17-18 – The Lord upholds all who fall, and lifts up all who are bowed down… The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and loving toward all He has made. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 26:3-4 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 40:29-31 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak… Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 41:10 – 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.
Lamentations 3:19-25 – The Lord’s lovingkindnesses never cease; His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
Micah 6:8 – He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.
Matthew 11:28-29 – Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul.
Mark 12:30 – You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might, and with all your strength.
John 5:24 – He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me, has eternal life and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 11:25-26 – I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies; and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.
Romans 5:3-4 – We rejoice in our sufferings because we know suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Spirit.
Romans 8:28-29 – We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.
Romans 8:38-39 – We overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, not principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:8-9 – He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 – Praise be to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we have received from God.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2 Corinthians 3:18 – But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10 – We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We’re hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed, always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11 – My grace is sufficient for you, My power is made perfect in weakness. I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 13:14 – May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Philippians 1:6 – To live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 – May the God of peace sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit, soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Timothy 4:18 – The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 12:2-3 – Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such suffering by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:22-24 – You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the eternal assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator or a new covenant.
1 Peter 5:6, 10 – Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you… After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strength and establish you.
2 Peter 1:2 – Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:3-4 – His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
1 John 4:10 – This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:16 – We have come to know and have believed the love that God has for us.
Jude 24-25 – To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and dominion, through Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.
Revelation 7:15-17 – For this reason, they are before the throne of God… They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation 21:3-7 – The dwelling of God is with men and He will live with them. They will be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain… He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be His God, and he will be My son.