50 Inspirational Sayings to Lift Your Spirits

Leigh Ann Thomas

Contributing Writer
Updated Jun 24, 2024
50 Inspirational Sayings to Lift Your Spirits

May you find comfort, joy, and encouragement from the following collection of inspirational sayings.

One of the greatest joys in the Christian life is drawing spiritual nourishment and inspiration from the Word of God. In Scripture, God has given us everything we need to live for Christ and walk in holiness (2 Peter 1:3).

In addition, God provides the gift of learning through the knowledge and inspirational sayings of others. How inspiring to peer over the shoulders of those who have gone before us—those who have learned the deep things of God through great struggle and difficulty.

Others have dedicated their lives to intensely studying the Holy Scriptures and have been gifted with the ability to inspire and teach. Whether from the pens of spiritual giants like C.S. Lewis and Elisabeth Elliot, or from today’s faithful warriors such as Linda Dillow, Randy Alcorn, and John Piper, God continues to work and move through His people.

May you find comfort, joy, and encouragement from the following collection of inspirational sayings. And may the countless ways God works in the human heart be a precious reminder of His desire to grow and mature each of us to be more like Jesus (Ephesians 2:10).

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20 Inspirational Sayings from the Bible

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8)

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17).

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)

“Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.” (Psalm 119:111)

“The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” (Psalm 19:8)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:1-2)

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” (Psalm 59:16)

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19)

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” (Psalm 28:7)

“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

“For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?” (Psalm 18:31)

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8)

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15 Classic Christian Inspirational Sayings

“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.”—James Hudson Taylor.

“Joy is the infallible proof of the presence of God.”—Madeleine L’Engle

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

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”—C.S. Lewis

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.”—Oswald Chambers

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”—Abraham Lincoln

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”—Dwight L. Moody

“Obedience is the crown and honor of all virtue.”—Martin Luther

“Salvation is a helmet, not a nightcap.”—Vance Havner

“You can draw near to God even though you cannot say a word. A prayer may be crystallized in a tear. A tear is enough water to float a desire to God.”—Charles Spurgeon

“We must never rest until everything inside us worships God.”—AW Tozer

“Nothing gives the believer as much joy as fellowship with Christ.”—Charles Spurgeon

“We must stop regarding unpleasant or unexpected things as interruptions of real life. The truth is that interruptions are real life.”—CS Lewis

“The marvel of the redemptive reality of God is that the worst and the vilest can never get to the bottom of His love.”—Oswald Chambers

“The law detects, grace alone conquers sin.”—Augustine

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15 Contemporary Christian Inspirational Sayings

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”—John Piper.

“God’s love isn’t based on me. It’s simply placed on me. And it’s the place from which I should live . . . loved.” ― Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely

“Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.”—Charles Stanley

“The most powerful defense of the truth of the Gospel is the loving unity of God’s people.” —Randy Alcorn

“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.”―Max Lucado

“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.”―John Piper

“Focus on giants—you stumble. Focus on God—giants tumble.”―Max Lucado

“Remember as you go about your day that you may be the only Jesus some of your friends, neighbors, and family will ever see.”―Wanda E. Brunstetter

“Good humor and laughter are far too wonderful not to come straight from the heart of God.”—Beth Moore

“What a beautiful name. I love to watch how it falls off the lips of those who love Him. I shudder as it falls off the lips of those who don’t. Jesus.”―Beth Moore

“The best of life on Earth is a glimpse of Heaven; the worst of life is a glimpse of Hell. For Christians, this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven.”―Randy Alcorn

“For the Christian, death is not the end of adventure but a doorway from a world where dreams and adventures shrink, to a world where dreams and adventures forever expand.” ―Randy Alcorn

“Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth. It is kryptonite to the enemy and to all his ploys against you.”―Priscilla Shirer

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

“Contentment is a state of the heart, not a state of affairs.”―Linda Dillow

Further Reading:

30 Inspirational Quotes for Women

50 Inspiring Quotes about Prayer for Today

20 Morning Blessing Quotes to Start Your Day

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Leigh Ann ThomasLeigh Ann Thomas is passionate about encouraging others to seek God’s best. She has penned four books, including Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone—Inspiration for Women in the Middle, and Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace—Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride

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