By Lauren Sanchez – The Bible talks about how it is important to encourage others and speak words that help them (Ephesians 4:29). We've compiled a list of 30 inspirational quotes and Bible verses to help you keep a positive state of mind every day and to share with others when they need it.
We all need a little encouragement throughout the day. Whether we're having a bad day and need a pick-me-up or having a good one and need the extra boost to keep on keeping on, encouraging words are always sweet to hear and good for the soul.
Uplifting Quotes to Inspire You This Morning
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." ― Fred Rogers
"You don’t need a plan; you just need to be present." ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
"Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened." ― Charles H. Spurgeon
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ― Arthur Ashe
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." ― Alexander Graham Bell
"The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today." ― Max Lucado, Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ― C.S. Lewis
"Don’t magnify your problems, magnify your God…he’s got you covered." ― Tony Evans
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." ― Thomas A. Edison
"Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, “Let’s go do that together." ― Bob Goff
Beautiful Daily Reminders to Encourage You Today
"Delight in yourself knowing that God made you just the way He wanted you to be. Own it." ― Candace Cameron Bure, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness
"Some days, doing “the best we can” may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else." ― Fred Rogers
"When there is a fight between your heart and your head, experience has taught me that the best thing you can do is pick up your Bible and remind yourself of what God says." ― Christine Caine, Undaunted Study Guide: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do
"Even when things seem to be going wrong, they just could be going right because when you’re in God’s will, the negatives are part of his positive program." ― Tony Evans, Our God is Awesome: Encountering the Greatness of Our God
"When trouble comes, focus on God's ability to care for you." –Charles Stanley
"The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured." ― Rick Warren, The Purpose of Christmas
"Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will." ― Max Lucado, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
“However softly we speak, God is near enough to hear us.” ― St. Teresa of Avila
"A day without prayer is a day wasted of an opportunity to see God’s hand in my life." ― Candace Cameron Bure, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose
"Failure is just part of the process, and it’s not just okay; it’s better than okay. God doesn’t want failure to shut us down. God didn’t make it a three-strikes-and-you’re-out sort of thing. It’s more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups." ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
"Christian life isn't a one-person race. It's a relay. You are not alone; you're part of a team assembled by our unstoppable God to achieve his eternal purposes." ― Christine Caine, Unstoppable: Running the Race You Were Born To Win
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ― C.S. Lewis
Powerful Bible Verses to Remind You of Your Worth
"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ― Romans 5:6-8
"Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 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 10:19-25
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." ― Psalm 143:8
"But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." ― Hebrews 10:39-11:1
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death." ― Romans 8:1-2
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." ― 2 Timothy 1:7
"And 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 image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified." ― Romans 8:28-30
For more encouragement, read Ephesians 2.
We hope you enjoyed these 30 inspirational quotes for every day and they they have encouraged you!
These quotes are part of our inspiring quotes series. Please pass along any quotes that touch your heart because you never know the light you may shine on someone else's dark day!
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