Encourage Yourself Through These Top Ten Encouraging Phrases

10 Things to Encourage Yourself

There really are ways to encourage yourself. Things I tell myself each day that help me and encourage me.

Whether you are talking about marriage, parenting, homeschooling, ministry, friendships, seasons of life or family dynamics, there are some things I tell myself that help me through the day.

Encouraging words I can speak over myself that have greatly impacted my daily life.

Encourage Yourself Through These Top Ten Encouraging Phrases

Sayings that I can tell myself to encourage my attitude. My heart condition. My thought processes.

Things that keep me going as I do the next beautiful thing.

Encourage Yourself

1} Get Joy – “Go and enjoy… for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

2} This too shall pass – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

3} Think before you speak – “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19

4} God loves me – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

5} God is here with me – “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3

6} I do not have to worry – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

7} Patience is love – “Love is patient, love is kind.” I Corinthians 13:4

8} I can trust God’s plan – “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.” Romans 8:28 and “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Encourage Yourself Through These Top Ten Encouraging Phrases

9} Move when God says Move – “At the LORD’s command they encamped, and at the LORD’s command they set out. They obeyed the LORD’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses.” Numbers 9:23 and “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 and “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14

10} Keep doing good – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9-10

I hope this list of sayings helps you encourage yourself as much as it helps me.

Keeping God’s Word at the forefront of my day goes a long way in helping me stay focused on kingdom perspectives instead of the pulls of this life.

Taking the time to apply these verses is challenging, time-involved and oh, so worth it!

Such great ways to encourage yourself each day.

and a bonus, because this is the promise that will bring us through any life struggle…

11} With God ALL Things Are Possible – “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

There are so many wonderful things we can say, memorize, and pray each day as an encouragement to ourselves.

Another tip that helps me stay encouraged is by writing and journaling.

Make sure you have a journal, a Bible and a pen with you at some point throughout the day!

Do you have any more ways to encourage yourself that you can add to this list?




  1. Thanks,wonderful,helpful verses to read everyday! God bless you and your family. Will miss you all.

  2. I believe this is by far the best pin I have found yet. It has all the scriptures I need and an awesome way to put them at the forefront of my day.

  3. Here’s one that will help you as well “He is no fool who give up what he can’t keep to gain what he can’t lose” That one carries me when I think oh my goodness what have we done!?

    1. That is a great quote from Jim Elliot. He was a missionary who was speared by those he was reaching out to. Then his wife Elizabeth went back to those people, forgiving them and sharing Christ to finish the work her husband had set out to do. Teamwork! : )

  4. Thanks for sharing this list! I struggle so much with negative self talk. I will be printing this list out and posting it in multiple places! Many blessings on your work and lives in Senegal!

  5. Oh, I love reading posts in list form! I love all of your advice to yourself and that you took the time to find a verse to go with each.

    What have I been telling myself lately? Focus on the now.

    Nice meeting you.

  6. What an uplifting post! I absolutely love, love, love the Isaiah 43 text. I ran across this verse about 4 years ago during a Beth Moore taping. She developed it and I grabbed onto it.
    Thank you for being His vessel and sharing His word.
    Visiting from Thought Provoking Thursday…

  7. #6 is the Bible verse I cling to… it is one I memorized years ago and I think I draw on this verse almost DAILY.

    I love your whole list… I think I might have to print this post and put it inside my Bible. Thank you!

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