Many kids today need encouragement from the Bible and people who love them. Here are some verses that kids who need encouragement may find helpful. Keep in mind that simply citing verses or providing a printed list by itself is not nearly as powerful as reinforcing the Scripture with genuine love.
In many instances only a phrase from the verse has been included to make it easier for younger children to develop the skill of memorizing Scripture. Links to relevant activities for each verse are included that may help reinforce the learning process. Verses are listed in biblical order.
9 Encouraging Verses
The Lord your God is with you – Joshua 1:9c: Joshua was facing a difficult task and was frightened. God told him not to be afraid because He was with him. Scripture page.
The Lord’s hand is mighty – Joshua 4:24b: As Joshua led the people of Israel into the promised land, he had to remind the people that God was able to accomplish all He wanted them to do! Scripture page.
The God of Israel gives power and strength to His people – Psalm 68:35b: Not only is the Lord mighty, He actually gives “strength and power” to His people. This is great news for kids who need encouragement. Scripture page.
God’s faithful love endures forever – Psalm 107:1b: Many kids today do not feel loved and do not see love in their lives. In addition to seeing your love, this verse will assure them that God’s love for them will never fail. Scripture page.
Do not fear for I am with you – Isaiah 43:5a: The great God of the Bible is a God of power and miracles. He created everything there is, and yet, He knows every child and promises His presence to each of them. Scripture page.
The Lord God will help me – Isaiah 50:7a: Isaiah offers a wonderfully encouraging word to those needing help. God sees and knows our circumstances and promises to help us! Scripture page.
Even the winds and sea obey him – Matthew 8:27b: When the disciples were afraid the storm would swamp the boat and kill them all, Jesus demonstrated that he even has power of nature itself. He is able to calm the storms in our lives as well. Scripture page. Bookmarks. Word Search. Word Tiles activity.
Jesus healed many people – Luke 7:21b: Many kids are facing illness or have loved ones who are sick. God does not always chose to heal, but Jesus demonstrated he certainly has the power to do so when it is his will. Scripture page. Bookmarks. Word Maze. Word Tiles activity.
I am going away to prepare a place for you – John 14:2b: Whatever challenges this life may hold, Jesus promised he was going to prepare a place for us. This life can be difficult, even for children, but the home Jesus is preparing for us will be free of such problems. Scripture page. Word Tiles activity.