All of us have gone through hard times and had to overcome obstacles in our lives and have needed a little inspiration. I have had to do the same thing. If it were not for inspirational Bible verses, I am not sure at times I would have had the strength to go on. During the deep dark times in my life when I have had broken relationships, the inspiration received from the scriptures was a cool drink of water in a dry and thirsty land. During the 8 years of waiting for God to open the door for me to return to ministry, in spite of my failures during those years, the Bible stood as a firm foundation to give me inspiration for my flagging faith.
Listen to this Inspiring song while you read these motivational verses
My List Of Top Ten Inspirational Verses In My Life.
My hope and prayer is that you will find the same strength and inspiration in these inspirational Bible verses that I found in them.
#10 Romans 8:31-38
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“ For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
During times in my life where I felt my failures outweighed any good I had done, when I felt that my sins would prevent me from ever being used by God, this is one of the inspirational scriptures that stood out as one of the prominent that encouraged me to keep going on. Because no matter what people may say, or how much they wag their tongues, it is not those people that have the right nor authority to bring a charge against me. It is God that I answer to, and not only is He big enough to convict me of my failings and sins, but He is also the one big enough to change me from the inside out. Nothing can separate us from His love, and no matter what I go through, that is a promise I can hold on to when I need inspiration.
#9 Mark 11:22-24
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
This is one of the inspirational scripture verses that has been part of my spiritual life since I was new in the Lord. My uncle who was a pastor, use to quote it all the time. It is not just enough to pray, but you have to pray and believe. I have been a firm believer that when we believe something, there will be corresponding actions to that belief. Jesus said to Have faith in God. Not in our prayers or even in our faith, but in our Heavenly Father. It is because of this belief in someone, that over the years, I have found out that the strength to go on, does not come from within myself, but comes from God Himself who is more than willing to keep us inspired!
#8 Hebrews 13:5
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
This is one of the most awesome verses I know, and it gives us a promise that personally, I could not live without. Jesus said that He would not leave us abandoned. He sent the Holy Spirit who is and has been a very real presence in my life. I spent hours upon hours while driving truck, just fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit. It was the Holy Spirit that has comforted me anytime some person has hurt me or let me down. The Holy Spirit has sustained me time and time again and it is because of that relationship that I am considered an inspiring person today.
#7 Phil 4:19
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Many times in my life I have not known how a certain need was going to be met. Whether it was financially or in other areas, this is one of the inspirational verses that has always reminded me who my true source was. It was not my employer, or other people, but God was my source. And He has no lack! So just stop for a second and meditate on that. You can’t help but getting inspired by this Bible verse!
#6 Phil 3:7-14
7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
This is one of my favorite motivational Bible verses because it has been extremely encouraging to me, having lost everything more than once. It encourages us to let go of the past and look towards the future. Paul left all of his known lifestyle and friends to pursue Christ. He left his prestige and his power behind and followed something that was viewed as controversial and against the culture of the day. I am constantly reminded to keep my eyes on the prize, not on the past, nor those that would try to bring up my past against me. Remember Satan is called the accuser of the brethren. When a person tries to bring up your past, they are aligning themselves with him. So if you have lost everything let this inspirational verse inspire you to look forwards to the future and not the past.
#5 Luke 4:16-21
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
This, of all of the inspirational scriptures, is very personal to me. Because of the fact that I have been one of the brokenhearted, because I have been one of those that have been in the prison of life, the fact that Jesus was sent for such a one as I, touches me deeply. Honestly, in my opinion, this is the mission and heart of the current work of Jesus in this world. If we, as the church are His body, then this should be our mission. I hope that you will stop for a moment and let the inspiration of that verse sink in and you will take up the mantle of the purpose of Jesus and let it inspire you to be more like Him!
#4 Psalm 150
Let All Things Praise the LORD
1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
I love this verse and it is included in my list of inspirational Bible verses because for me it is the expression of total freedom in how we praise God. Many times over my life people have tried to get me to “tone it down” in my worship of God. Not that I want nor try to bring attention to myself, but if I feel like clapping, I will clap, if I feel like getting on my knees, I will get on my knees irregardless of who may be watching. If I want to shout, I will shout. I have always felt this way. If we are not self conscious about getting all excited and exuberant at a sporting event, then how much more should we get excited about the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords? So break out the tambourines and the ten fingered instruments called your hands and praise Him with inspiration.
#3 John 11:35
35 Jesus wept.
Although it is the shortest verse in the Bible, to me it is one of the most inspiring Bible verses of all. So many times we get in our heads that Jesus kind of floated above the trials and tribulations of life and never was affected by them. This is not true. He was a passionate man and was affected by passionate emotions at times like the rest of us. This means that He understands. When I lost my father at age 18, this verse inspired me and gave me comfort that Jesus understood the pain I was going through.
#2 Mark 16:14-18
14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Now you may think that this verse is a strange one to be in a list of inspirational Bible verses. However, not only do I look at what the verse is saying directly, that “these signs should follow them that believe”, but I look at what it says indirectly. He is the one that does this kind of stuff. I don’t have to make it happen. It is His power, and for His glory, not something that we do because of our own attainment. To me that is very inspiring, because I cannot heal a bug, let alone a person. But I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. When you stop looking at yourself and your inability and start looking to Jesus and His ability you can’t help but get inspired!
My number 1 inspirational Bible verse
#1 Jeremiah 29:11
11 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.
This is the Bible verse that gives my life inspiration. What I mean by that, is that because of what I have went through, because of what God has brought me through, because He has been found to be faithful to His word, I know that this of all the inspirational scriptures is the number one verse for me.
I hope you have enjoyed my list of the top 10 inspirational Bible verses in my life. If you have read this, and are not sure you have the type of relationship with Jesus that you are supposed to have and would like to get to know Jesus like I have, then I encourage you to watch the video and read the Meet Jesus page on this website
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