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Ten proverbs for discouraged Christians

by fervreditor

The book of Proverbs is such an underappreciated book of the Bible! It’s full of absolute gems of wisdom, and it’s also a wonderful place to turn if you’re feeling lonely, sad, grumpy or even distant from God. Here are 10 Proverbs that will encourage and uplift you.

Proverbs 3:3-4

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

If you’re feeling like the pressure of following God is too much, check out this Proverb. It boils down being a Christian to being loving and faithful! Sounds much simpler, right?

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

If you’re a Christian, you are considered righteous because of what Christ has done! So this is what your life will be like, as you become more and more like Christ until the full light of day, when he returns or you go to be with God forever.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

When you’re feeling hateful towards someone else, or feel hated by others, remember this: love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Wish you had just a bit more money? Well, this Proverb is a great reminder that ultimately wealth will be worthless, but righteousness through Christ will save your life! That’s way better than an Xbox One.

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

This is great advice for anyone discouraged by the tough times their friends or family are going through. You can play a role in cheering up the heart of a struggling person!

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Feeling lost or confused about what to do with your life? This is a wonderful promise that will help you move forward with God’s help.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

If you are a follower of Jesus, you need never fear anything – God is like a strong, protected tower and he will keep you safe.

Proverbs 19:27

Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

If you’re feeling like giving up on going to church, youth group or reading your Bible, here’s a good reason to keep going – if you don’t keep learning from God’s word, you’ll become disconnected from his ways and it will be so much harder to live as a Christian!

Proverbs 21:15

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

If you’re discouraged by the injustice in the world, be encouraged by this: God will enact justice (it says when, not if!) and you will be joyful, and evildoers will be punished.

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

If you’re feeling ignored by those in authority over you, this might be an encouraging Proverb. God is the one who is ultimately in control, and don’t forget – thanks to Jesus you have complete access to him!

These are just a few of the pearls of wisdom from Proverbs, so why not start reading the book of Proverbs today and feed your soul with godly wisdom.

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