3 Ways to Inspire Others: Encouraging Bible Verses, Quotes, and Notes
We all need encouragement. With that in mind, here are some encouraging Bible verses, quotes, and notes to uplift you and for you to use to inspire others.
We all can become discouraged from time to time. It’s easy to get caught up in the challenges of life, lose sight of how God sees us, and start looking down on ourselves. Those around us deal with the same struggles, even within our family or friend group. We all need to be inspired, encouraged, and uplifted. Most important of all, we need to be reminded of the truth.
With that in mind, here are some encouraging Bible verses, quotes, and notes to uplift you and, just as importantly, for you to use to inspire others.
Encouraging Bible verses
When we need encouragement, the first place we should turn to is the Bible. Why? Because it is God’s message to his people. It is the truth, and when we know the truth, we can better spot the lies that the devil wants us to believe. The Bible is packed with verses that communicate that God loves us and has a plan for our lives. Here are just a few…
God shows his love for us
He cares for you
Nothing can separate us from him
He gives you a future and a hope
We are his workmanship…
…And a people for his own possession
There are many more encouraging examples found in God’s Word. Make time to consistently read the Bible and learn more about God’s character. It will encourage you, give you hope, and equip you to inspire others around you.
A good quote can also be incredibly encouraging and grant us a different perspective on our circumstances. Sometimes it’s helpful to hear the truth framed in a unique way from a fellow follower of Christ. Here are some uplifting quotes about God and faith…
God made us for another (heavenly) world
We can trust in him…
…Because we know he will do what is right
We may still have questions…
…But God will not abandon us
And, by God’s grace, we know our final destination
All the people these quotes are from lived real, human lives and had their fair share of struggles. They dealt with pain, regret, and discouragement just like we do. And yet they still could share these words because of the experience seeing God work in both their successes and failures, their triumphs and defeats.
Quick, think of a time when you received an encouraging note from someone. How did you feel? If you haven’t received an uplifting note or you can’t think of one, imagine what you would like to receive. What would it say? How would you want to be encouraged? Finally, how can you provide that encouragement to those close to you, whether they are family, friends, or both?
Notes of encouragement mean a lot because they are very personal and often come from (or are given to) someone close to our hearts. And here’s the cool thing – there is no limit to the number of uplifting notes that you can give and receive – they simply must be written!
These things are made to be shared
This month, start by encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting others! Share Bible verse, quotes, and notes with your friends and family members. To help you stay consistent with it, start a Contributor Journal!
What is a Contributor Journal? It’s a journal where you share encouragement with someone else. And it’s super easy to make! Here’s how it works:
First, get a group of people together who want to encourage each other. Get blank journals for each person in the group and have them write their name on it. It doesn’t have to be a journal – it could be letters or sticky notes if you’d like! But a journal is nice so there is a collection of encouragement built up over time that a person can return to whenever needed.
Second, place the journals somewhere where they are easily accessible. If you live in the same house as the other members of your group, you could put the journals in the kitchen or living room. The idea is to have them around so people will think about them and write in them often.
Third, write in each other’s journals as much as you can! Encouraging Bible verses, quotes, and notes like we discussed above are great – even jokes if you’d like! Whatever would uplift the person you are writing to and bring a smile to their face.
Finally, take the time to read through your journal and see all the things your group has shared with you! Return to it often and whenever you need to be encouraged.
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