15 Verses To Encourage Your Husband (FREE printable)

March 8, 2017

As wives, we need to encourage our husbands and speak truth to their hearts. Here are 15 powerful verses to encourage your husband. 

These 15 verses to encourage your husband are sure to lift his spirits and fill his heart with joy. #marriage #encouragement #bibleverses #ilovemyhusband

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Caleb works hard for our family, providing for us and leading us closer to Christ. But sometimes, he has a bad day at work, or he’s exhausted, or things just aren’t going his way and he becomes discouraged.

As his wife, I am called to be his encourager. I can encourage him with words from my heart, but even more powerfully, I can encourage him with Scripture from God’s heart. That’s when I see his heart uplifted the most.

The following verses are ones of hope and encouragement. When your husband has a rough day or just needs a pick-me-up, share these with him and pray them over him. Fill his mind with the Word of God and his heart will follow.

15 verses to encourage your husband

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

If God is for us,who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:31-32

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” – Hebrews 12:1-2

“If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 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. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.” – Psalm 91:9-13

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9

15 Verses To Encourage Your Husband - Proverbs 16:9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.'” – Revelation 21:3

15 Verses To Encourage Your Husband - Revelation 21:3

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4

“For He Himself is our peace.” – Ephesians 2:14

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:37-39

15 Verses To Encourage Your Husband - Romans 8:37

Now it’s your turn. Which of these verses would be most encouraging for your husband? What other verses do you use to encourage your husband? Leave me a comment!

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These 15 verses to encourage your husband are perfect to write on notes, send in a text, and pray over his heart!


  • Lauren C. Moye

    March 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I loved reading through your compilation of Scripture. I know it was designed to encourage a husband, but I found it encouraging as well. I have pinned all the Pinterest images for this post.

    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Aw, thank you, Lauren! I am so glad you’re feeling encouraged! 🙂

  • Kierra

    March 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Ahh, I so needed this! Thank you for sharing.


    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      That’s wonderful, Kierra! You are so welcome!

  • Cathy McIntosh

    March 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This is a great collection! Thanks for putting it together and sharing. Sometimes as wives, I believe we have a tendency to get “me focused” and forget that our husbands need encouragement too. I deeply appreciate your reminder to love them in this way.

    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! I am so glad that it blessed you so much! 🙂

  • Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    March 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I’m going to write Proverbs 16:9 and hide it somewhere for my husband to find. It really speaks to some decisions we’re praying over right now, and I know it will encourage him.

    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Aw, that is so great, Abby! I am so glad that it spoke to you! 🙂

  • Reeni @ Simply Reeni

    March 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I love these bible verses! I am always looking for more ways to encourage my husband, and these are perfect:) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you, Reeni! I’m happy that you found it so helpful!

  • Elizabeth Ann

    March 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    What a great post!! Love love love! I will definitely be keeping these close by!!

    1. Abbey

      March 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m so glad that you loved it!

  • Alyssa Dawson

    March 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Oh what sweet scriptures! Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thank you, Alyssa!

  • Taylor Mobley

    March 9, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Beautiful verses! My husband and I’s relationship has religion right in the center of it. I love sharing verses together with him. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

      That’s wonderful, Taylor! Thank you for reading! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Sarah Althouse

    March 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Abbey, these were so good I prayed them over my husband as I read through, and myself because many times I feel like I’m the one who needs more courage in the Lord!

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thank you, Sarah! That is so wonderful to hear!

  • Neely Moldovan

    March 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    What an amazing post. Love so many of these!

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thank you, Neely! 🙂

  • Kate

    March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Great verses! It’s so important to be an encourager of our men. I have a 31
    Prayers for Craig book I made to pray for a different area of his life each day for a month.

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:47 am

      That is so wonderful, Kate! I love that idea! 🙂

  • Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes

    March 9, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Hey, Abbey!
    What a great post of encouragement! I’m printing off these scriptures with a written prayer for him and putting them in random places my husband will find them such as his gym bag, by the coffeemaker in the morning, on the steering wheel, in his coat pocket etc. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Abbey

      March 9, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Aw, I love that, Sheila! I’m so glad that you loved it that much! Your husband will be so blessed! 🙂

  • Bethany

    March 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks, Abbey! I loved this. I shared it everywhere, haha 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you, Bethany! I’m glad you loved it! 🙂

  • Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    March 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I’m in a Bible study with J now, and I’ve been on the hunt for good ways to pray for and over him. This is perfect timing for us!!

    Coming Up Roses

    1. Abbey

      March 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      That is wonderful, Erica! 🙂

  • Kaycee

    March 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Love Proverbs 16:9. These verses are so encouraging… I’ll need to write a few passages down and share with my husband. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Abbey

      March 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Wonderful, Kaycee! Definitely share them with your husband! 🙂

  • Rose

    March 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Keeping faith central in your marriage is so important! Love this resource.

    1. Abbey

      March 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      You’re so right, Rose! Thank you!

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard

    March 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    These are encouraging verses for anyone! Although I would love to pray a few of these over my husband and his future! Great list!

    1. Abbey

      March 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂 I agree that they are great for anyone!

  • Rebekah

    March 14, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Great selections!! These would be perfect to scribble on a note and put in my hubby’s lunchbox! I like to use Paul’s prayers for the churches as I pray for my hubby.

    1. Abbey

      March 16, 2017 at 10:10 am

      That’s a great idea, Rebekah! Thank you!

  • Tayler Morrell

    March 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love this list! I’ll definitely be sharing it!

    1. Abbey

      March 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, Tayler! 🙂

  • Lo Tanner | All That Motivates

    March 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I love the verse you ended with! I try to incorporate the concept of being a conqueror into every struggle we may face both in and outside of our marriage. It’s such an important concept to grasp!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Thank you, Lo! That is such an important concept, you’re right! 🙂

  • Tiffany Davis

    March 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this! My hubs is going through a tough time after a layoff, and while I try to encourage him, it seems to fall flat sometimes. I love the idea of not only praying these over him, but writing them on the board in our command center, or leaving him a sweet note. He needs to know that God and I are on his side!

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Aw, that’s a wonderful idea, Tiffany! That will encourage him so much! 🙂

  • joy

    August 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Great verses!

  • Monique

    April 25, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    My husband has been searching for work for three years now when the company he worked for closed down. He found a job for minimum wage, but unfortunately it is in another town. We dont have any transport and he is stayimg with family. It has been one month now since we have seen each other. We talk over the phone and i find these scriptures very helpfull in encouraging my husband to stay strong in his faith. Thank you so much for sharing them. These verses help both of us to stay strong and to put all of our faith in God our saviour. I have been praying for my husband as his faith has been tested a lot in the last three years. These verses help to guide me in praying for him as well. Than you.

  • Kandace

    September 15, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Proverbs 16:9

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