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The Encouraging Living Word

By

Empress Kelly

Author’s Note

Feel free to distribute the Biblical verses. The verses aren’t mine and this book is meant to bring people up from their doldrums. I hope and pray the words you will read bring comfort and joy to you always.

Any questions, feedback, or comments can be directed at byempresskelly@yahoo.com

The Encouraging Living Word



Psalm 91:11-12

For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.


Deuteronomy 31:8

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.


Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.


Psalm 40: 1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.


Psalm 3:3

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high.


Psalm 32:10

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.


Psalm 42:11

Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.


John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in time you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.




2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Praise be to the God & Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.


Psalm 37:23-24

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.


Isaiah 41:10

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.


Deuteronomy 32:10

In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.  He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.


Psalm 3:3

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.


Deuteronomy 33:27

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.


2 Samuel 22:29

You are my lamp O lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.


Ecclesiastes 9:4

Anyone who is among the living has hope.


Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.


Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.




Psalm 31:22, 24

You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.  Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.


Psalm 34:18, 19

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.


Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.


Psalm 62:5

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.


Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


11 Corinthians

Nevertheless God, that comforts, those that are depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; And not by his coming only, but by the consolation where with he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.


Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double minded.


Psalm 145:14

The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.



Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers it up.


Isaiah 53:4

Surely he took up our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.


Mark 9:23

Everything is possible for him who believes.


Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

James 4:10

Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.


2 Peter 2:9

The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials.


Isaiah 41:13

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.


1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.



About the Author



Empress Kelly was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the United States. Empress Kelly has no known royal connections though she has been haunted by visions or dreams of being related to Asian royalty. These visions gave birth to the pen name Empress Kelly. Some of her favorite past times are spending time with family, tennis, walking, bicycling, trying out her dirt motorbike, maintaining a relationship with God, and traveling in the world. Kelly is a volunteer, content writer, editor and enjoys learning in general.

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