Scripture Provides Encouragement

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Everyone needs encouragement occasionally, especially when facing cancer. The Pastoral Care team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Tulsa, Oklahoma suggests scripture as a source of encouragement. For patients of the Christian faith, the Bible has many scripture verses to inspire us during our daily lives. The list below is just a few. If you have other scripture verses that provide you with encouragement, hope and inspiration, share them in the comments section below.

John 16:33

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

2 Corinthians 4:16

Our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Philippians 4:13

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and staff-they comfort me.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, not things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope, my soul waits for the Lord.

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Job 11:18

And you will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety.