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Top 12 Encouraging Bible Verses for Men

Here are 12 encouraging Bible verses for men as they navigate their many roles and seasons in life.

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The Bible is full of verses that offer empowerment, encouragement, and purpose to people – men and women alike. These 12 verses in particular offer support for men who are striving to navigate their many roles in life. As you read through these Bible verses for men, you’ll find encouraging reminders of God’s presence in all seasons of life.

Top 12 Encouraging Bible Verses for Men

Joshua 1:9 reminds us that we shouldn’t be afraid or discouraged because God is with us in all circumstances. This verse inspires us to have faith amid the challenges of life. 

1 Timothy 6:11 advises us to seek things of God rather than the evils we encounter in the world. It encourages us to follow God’s path and to avoid falling victim to our harmful desires.  

1 Corinthians 15:58 encourages us when we feel like what our hard work is useless. It reminds us that when we do our work for God’s glory, our efforts are never in vain. The choices we make today are the building blocks that will build up our life and the legacy of faith we’ll one day leave behind. 

James 1:19 emphasizes the importance of being a good listener and showing patience in our conversations and reactions. This verse teaches us to approach others with understanding and self-control. Ultimately this will help us have better relationships and conversations with others! 

Psalm 119:1 encourages us to lead a life aligned with God’s teachings. It tells us that those who follow God’s direction in life experience true joy and happiness – not because they’re given everything they want, but because God’s ways are better than our own.  

Proverbs 27:17 teaches us that friends can be a positive influence in our lives. With the right people around us, we can grow and be sharpened – and do the same for others! This verse encourages us to seek and maintain friendships that will uplift us and fortify us in life. 

2 Corinthians 4:16 reminds us of a powerful truth: even when we suffer, even when we feel like we’re reaching the end of the road, God is constantly renewing us. In the face of difficult challenges, there is restoration God is doing behind the scenes. 

Psalm 56:3-4 reminds us to turn to God in times of trouble. It reminds us that God is the ultimate source of strength when we feel weak or afraid. We have nothing to fear with God on our side! 

Jeremiah 29:11 offers us a message of hope and assurance from God. It reminds us that God has a plan for our lives – a specific purpose that will ultimately lead us toward a future full of hope and promise.  

1 Corinthians 10:13 gives us encouragement when we face temptations in life. We can rely on God’s strength and guidance to overcome temptation, knowing that he’s always there to help us.  

1 Corinthians 16:13 gives us a powerful charge to stay strong and resolute in our faith, especially when we face challenges or temptations. It reminds us to stick to God’s truth and to live with integrity. 

James 1:2-3 says easy and does hard, doesn’t it? It reminds us that the difficulties we face in life ultimately help us grow stronger in our faith and character. While it isn’t easy, God is using all things to increase our capacity and resilience. 


Looking to learn more about what the Bible can offer men? Check out these Bible Reading Plans that follow the real stories of men: 

The Life of Jonah 

The Life of Daniel 

If you’re looking for a place to grow spiritually with other men, check out our Group Finder and find a Group for men near you! 


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