50 Powerful and Encouraging Christian quotes

Quotes inspire, motivate and encourage us in our walk with God. They connect us to those who write them. Christian quotes challenge our thinking and remind us of God’s word and will. These 50 power-packed encouraging Christian quotes are exceptional and have a lasting impression.

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Why is encouragement important?

It’s important that we encourage each other as Christians because the Bible tells us to.

Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (AMP)

Paul told the Thessalonica church about the importance of encouragement especially during the last days before Jesus Christ comes back.

As we’re going through challenging times, encouragement comforts us, supports us and gives us confidence and hope.

Encouragement is important because words are powerful. Words can uplift our moods, change our lives, build our confidence and mend our broken hearts. These Christian encouraging quotes can give you hope, uplift you and change your perspective.

50 Powerful and Encouraging Christian quotes

If you’re looking for a great list of Christian quotes to remember, you’re in the right place. These quotes will challenge your faith and priorities while encouraging and inspiring you to live for God.

Christian quotes about faith

Our faith in God is one of the key pillars of our Christian faith. Jesus taught his disciples the importance of having faith in God and growing in it. When Jesus calmed the storm in Matthew 8:23-26, He asked the disciples why they had little faith.

In Matthew 17:14-20 Jesus said if we only have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can do the impossible. These Christian quotes about faith will encourage you to grow spiritually and learn to trust God more.  

“Faith is the conviction that God knows more than we do about this life and He will get us through it.”

Max Lucado

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”

Corrie Ten Boom     

“To have Faith in Christ means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice.”

C. S. Lewis

“Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.”

A.W. Tozer

These encouraging Christian quotes answer well the question “what is faith?” Faith is believing and trusting in God’s will, power and promises. It transcends logic.  Faith is miraculous.

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”

 Elisabeth Elliot

“God isn’t intimidated by your questions, and He isn’t surprised by your doubts.”

Cary Schmidt

I love these quotes because as Christians sometimes we feel guilty when we have questions about God, His Word, or how to live as believers. But this is an assurance that God isn’t surprised when we have questions. He wants to help us find answers and clarity through the Holy Spirit and the Bible.

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.”

Max Lucado

“Get to Christ somehow, anyhow, for if you get to him you shall live. It is not the greatness nor the perfection of your faith, it is his greatness and his perfection which is to be depended on.”

Charles Spurgeon

It’s when we draw near to God that we will enjoy life. Our faith in God helps us to experience God’s peace and drive away fears. We rely on God who is perfect to help us grow in our faith.

Good morning Christian quotes

There’s an amazing worship song that l love called “Give me Jesus”. The first line says “In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.” And it’s so true, the first thing we need each morning is Jesus to help guide our day.

These morning Christian quotes will inspire you to seek Jesus first in the morning and commit your day to Him.

“It is a good rule never to look into the face of a man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God. “

Charles Spurgeon

“We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.”

D.L. Moody

“No person should walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God’s love.”

Max Lucado

When we start our day with God, we receive His joy and love. We can’t give what we don’t have so receiving from God is important so we can serve and share with others the God in us.

“You can start your day without God, but you’ll never really get started.” Bruce Bickel, Stan Jantz

Bruce Bickel, Stan Jantz

“The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.”

A. W. Tozer

“The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish. “

Adrian Rogers

No matter how busy we get as moms, we must make time for God. We should prioritize our relationship with God more than any other. These encouraging Christian quotes inspire us to give the best time of our day in the morning, to God.

Christian quotes about love

Love is the most important theme of the Bible. God is love. He shows us His love and wants us to share that love with those around us.

 “When you realize that God loves you and that He has a plan for your life, you can walk with your head held high — totally confident in who He created you to be.”

Joyce Meyer

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’” 

Billy Graham

“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” 

Corrie Ten Boom

“God doesn’t love us less if we fail or more if we succeed.”

Max Lucado

These Christian quotes about love remind us of the deep and unconditional love God has shown us and continues to show us as His children. It should give us so much confidence and contentment, knowing that we are loved by such a powerful God.

“Love leaves a legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth.”

Rick Warren

“The more we love, the more love we have to offer. So it is with God’s love for us. It is inexhaustible.”

Mary C. Neal

“If we claim to love God but don’t love each other our love is nothing and meaningless.”

David Alley

“Love pays attention. Love listens to the fears and the doubts of others and treats them with respect. Love accepts others the way Jesus accepts you.”

Rick Warren

“Those in the circle of Christ had no doubt of his love; those in our circles should have no doubt about ours.”

Max Lucado

How do we love others as Christ loved us? By being kind to them and treating them right. We love when we never give up on people. When we’re good listeners and accept people as they are, we’re showing them God’s love.

Short Christian quotes of encouragement

Short quotes are impactful, powerful, and easy to remember. Just like short Bible verses which we can memorize to help us grow our faith in God.  

“Everything you need God already is.”

Priscilla Shirer

“You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.”

John MacArthur

“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!”

 D.L. Moody

 “If we trust God more, we can fear less.”

Max Lucado

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie Ten Boom

“Believe – you are never alone, God is always with you.”  

Catherine Pulsifer

“There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.”

Alistair Begg

“When grace moves in… guilt moves out.”

Max Lucado

“God’s solution is a prayer away!”

Max Lucado

Encouraging Christian quotes about life

The best life we can live is one that is led by God’s Word and ways. Inspired by the Bible and their walk with Christ, the authors of these Christian quotes about life will give us hope and encourage us in our walk with God.

God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile”

Max Lucado

“The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.”

Bernadette Devlin

“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  

Tony Evans

God is our provider, protector, strength, and sustainer.  What we go through in life is meant to build our character for our purpose.  It’s God who leads us and directs our steps for His glory.

“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.”

Lysa Terkeurst

“You were not made to impress people, you were made for the applause of heaven.”

Priscilla Shirer

What great Christian quotes to remember. Focusing on who you are not what you do and the roles you play is so crucial. When you know your identity in Christ and hold on to who God says you are, you’ll be empowered, confident, and experience true freedom.  

Standing firm in who God says you are will also help you live for God and not for people. Your goal is to obey and please God alone.

“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.”

Corrie Ten Boom

The truth is this world has nothing much to offer us. There’s so much hurt and heartache. We can’t save ourselves and no one else can save us except God alone. In Him, we can find peace and rest.

“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible — what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.”

AW Tozer

“Life is too short, the world is too big, and God’s love it too great to live ordinary.”

Christine Caine

Being God’s child means being part of an extraordinary and exceptional story. God is always working and doing amazing things around us- if only we can pause and observe it. He is looking for people to do mighty exploits in His kingdom. All you need to do is listen and obey His call upon your life.

“Nothing—nothing!—is too far gone that your God cannot resurrect it.”

Priscilla Shirer

“It often takes the darkness of a storm to show us the light of God’s presence.”

Tony Evans

“We are never closer to God than when trials come upon us.”

Charles R. Swindoll

“Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal…They come, but blessed be God, they also go. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow.”

“Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover He is the Rock at the bottom.”

Tony Evans

“Brokenness is often the road to breakthrough. Be encouraged.”

Tony Evans

Life is full of stress, pressure, problems, and troubles. But God is faithful to deliver us from it all. All these sorrows are temporary. If anything, they bring us to our knees and closer to God.

We serve a God of second, tenth, and one-thousandth of chances and He can restore us, deliver us and save us. He wants us to call upon His name and believe in His love, power, and grace.

“When we see death, we see disaster. When Jesus sees death, he sees deliverance!”

Max Lucado

 “He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.”

Randy Alcorn

These quotes are a great reminder that this earth is not our home. Heaven is ultimately the goal and what we should long for because it is gain and deliverance. This is a place with no sorrows and pain. When we look forward to heaven, this helps us overcome our fear of death.

Power of Prayer quotes

There is power in prayer. Prayer connects us to God and grows our faith. These Christian quotes of encouragement will inspire us not to depend on ourselves but trust and rely on God through our prayers to Him.

“There is no secret of my heart which I would not pour into [the Lord’s] ear. There is no wish that might be deemed foolish or ambitious by others, which I would not communicate to him.”

Charles Spurgeon

“If there be anything I know, anything that I am quite assured of beyond all question, it is that praying breath is never spent in vain.”

Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer is the means by which God has established for God’s people to invite the spiritual into the physical, and the invisible realm into the visible realm.”

Tony Evans

“Don’t magnify your problems, magnify your God…he’s got you covered.”

Tony Evans

“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.”

Corrie Ten Boom

“We serve a God who is waiting to hear from you, and He can’t wait to respond.”

Priscilla Shirer

“Things happen which would not happen without prayer. Let us not forget that.”

Elisabeth Elliot

These are wonderful Christian quotes of encouragement to remember. Which quotes are your favorite on this list?

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