“Good Mind Food” a.k.a Encouraging Bible Verses

Here is a list of encouraging bible verses that I have collected over the years and if you scroll down to the bottom I’ve included encouraging bible memes I’ve collected on Pinterest. I call them “Good Mind Food” because these are verses that remind you that God loves you and He is good.  The list continues to grow and I would love to hear how they have encouraged you and if you have suggestions for more to add.   For the sake of saving space I can only give brief excerpts of each passage.

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Encouraging Bible Verses

Let’s Begin in the OT…

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I AM God…”

Psalm 62:8

“Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

Psalm 107:1

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.”

Psalm 119:106

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Proverbs 22:6

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

Isaiah 54:1 – 10

vs. 2 – 3 “Enlarge the place of your tent…for you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.”

vs. 7 – 8 “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you.  With a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer.”

vs. 9 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me…as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you… ”

vs. 10 “My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you”

Isaiah 55:1 – 9

vs. 2 “…Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.”

Isaiah 61:1 – 7

vs. 1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…”

vs. 3 “…that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

vs. 7 “Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion…”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Joel 2:23 – 27

vs. 23 – 24 “Be glad then, you children of Zion… and He will cause the rain to come down for you… the threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.”

vs. 25 – 26 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten… You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God… and My people shall never be put to shame.

 Encouraging Bible Verses From the NT

Luke 5

The Lord is willing to heal and help you.

Luke 11:25 – 34

vs. 28 “If God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you…”

vs. 30 – 31 “For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.  But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you”

vs. 32 – 34 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom… provide for yourselves…a treasure in heaven that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Luke 14:7 – 14

vs. 13 – 14 “But when you give a feast , invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.  And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you…”

Hebrews 4:16

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

James 5:16

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

Note: You may notice I don’t give much along the lines of one liners, that’s because I like to gather spiritual food that can provide strength for the journey at hand.  If you’d like to know more about how to study these passages in a way that will provide the most nourishment visit the Strength for the Journey Tool.


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