The Bible is filled with great advice to guide and inspire us. Sometimes all we need is a little boost, but often we need much more than that. The word of God is alive and powerful, able to speak into our troubled souls and lift us out of sorrow. Whether you need encouragement for yourself or you wish to encourage someone else, these Bible verses for teens will provide help when you need it most.
Bible Verses for Teens to Encourage Others
Many Bible verses discuss the importance of assisting others and helping them persevere through times of trouble. These are excellent verses for you to share with their friends, especially those who may be struggling with certain challenges.
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
"Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them."
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
"'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 hope and a future.'"
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him."
"Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it."
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Bible Verses for Teens to Encourage Themselves
The Bible also has many verses that are motivational or inspirational, reminding readers that God is always with them. These passages are helpful to remember whenever you find yourself experiencing doubt or uncertainty.
"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."
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
"Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing."
"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."
"‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'"
"Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
"The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."
"'If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.'"
“'Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.'"
"Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
1 Corinthians 10:13
"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus."
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."