How do you share Christian encouragement with others?
Have you noticed someone close to you looking discouraged or defeated? Or, maybe a neighbor doesn’t seem to be themselves?
As Christians, we sometimes forget that we DO have the secrets for joy, contentment, and happiness.
Our job is to spread our Christian Encouragement to others to brighten the day.
Maybe you’re wondering, how do you encourage someone spiritually? What do you say to encourage someone as a Christian?
The Bible gives us a lot of advice on how to encourage others. Plus, when we shed our light to others by sharing our story of how God has rescued us, it will inspire others to keep the faith too!
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Why is Christian Encouragement So Important?
Living in a sinful, sorrowful world can be a bit stressful when times are tough. It is easy to lose focus on what is important in life. We tend to get caught up in the pressure to succeed based on the world’s definition.
Sure, we can simply encourage others with general uplifting comments.
But when you offer Christian encouragement – words of hope and encouragement straight from the Bible – you are offering them something way more powerful than some nice words!
Let’s dive deep into the Word of God for the ultimate cure of encouragement that holds many uplifting messages for believers and non-believers.
Christian Encouragement Quotes
The Bible is literally filled with hopeful and uplifting verses of encouragement!
Let’s find the answer to the question – what does God say about difficult times of discouragement and despair? Remember these words below before you dwell on feelings and emotions that deceive you when life isn’t going the way you planned.
Are you prepared to brighten your day with these Christian encouragement verses?
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. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
2 Corinthians 12:9–10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that 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 12:9–10 NIV
2 Corinthians 1:3–4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 NIV
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 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
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. Philippians 4:6–7 NIV
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. James 1:2–4 NIV
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23 NIV
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28–30 NIV
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12–13 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
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
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27 NIV
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God! Psalm 119:114–115 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
How We Should Encourage as Christians
Now that we’ve established what God says about our purpose in life, let’s look at how we should encourage others as Christians. A supportive role is something we all should strive for to stay motivated, feel loved, and build confidence in our knowledge of God’s promises.
Not only does it improve us spiritually, but it also strengthens our mental and physical health. Let’s see what God’s Holy Word says about how to uplift each other in a positive, godly way.
Scripture is very clear in that we are to always use our words to lift others up and encourage them.
- 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
- Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
- 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
- And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 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
- Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4
- Let us, therefore, make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14:19
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The scriptures share with us why we need to motivate each other and how to do it, so let’s find ways to be that ‘encourager’ we are called to be! Who should we start with?
While our tendency or comfort zone is with people we love, we can also reach out to others who are strangers or people we don’t really like that much! Be intentional with spreading the love of God to any and all of your connections right here in this temporary place of residence.
We only have one life so let’s live it to its fullest potential! Are you ready to inspire, motivate, and brighten someone’s day? You’ve got the tools to succeed, my friend. Let’s get started today.