For God’s Strength In Troubled Times
Bible Verses About Strength- 25 Encouraging Scripture Quotes
Bible Verses about strength must start and end with God. It is the power and strength that comes from God that carries us on. As Christians we need to surrender to the strength that God provides and His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
As you read through these scripture quotes about strength be encouraged in that it is not your strength that is needed but the strength that God willingly supplies. Feel free to use this study for a devotional, topical Bible study or Sunday School lesson.
Check out the video to the right of a song about strength: “You Are My Strength” by Hillsong or check it out directly through You Tube
All Strength Comes From God
It is so refreshing to know that we can rest in the strength and comfort that God will provide when facing troubles of many kinds. Let Him have the glory and show himself strong.
Listen to this Bible verse: 2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.” God wants to show Himself strong on your behalf.
Surrender to Him today and let the peace that He gives you take over. We cannot fully serve God without full surrender to his Strength.
Strength Comes From God Bible Verses
Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Psalm 18:32-34 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Psalm 119:23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
Examples of Showing Strength in the Bible
The following Bible verses on being strong show us biblical examples of strength and the faith it takes to trust in God so completely that He is your strength. Imagine how much faith it took for Abraham to be willing to sacrifice his long awaited son Isaac.
1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
1 Peter 4:11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
”And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'”
Genesis 22:1-3 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.
” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.
” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Bible Verses Showing Strength Comes From Faith Not From Fear
Are you struggling through a situation today and are grasping for answers? How should you respond? Respond with faith and not fear, knowing the promises of God and His mighty hand will hold you through any situation!
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Matthew 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Mark 10:52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.
Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith anddo not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.
Bible Scripture Quotes About Strength as Related to Courage
Jesus has truly overcome the world the day he gave His life for all on the cross. Take peace and be encouraged knowing it is Him who is mighty to save. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Strength Bible Verses- Because of the Hope and Love we have In Jesus Christ
Do not lose heart or become discouraged as we have the Hope of Jesus Christ and eternal life to carry us through. Stay in the Bible and pray continually seeking the face of God and He will be with you. I pray these Bible verses fill your heart with hope from the truth of God’s mighty word.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.
Romans 5:5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Christian Quote About Strength
“Those who serve God must serve Him in His own way, and in His strength, or He will never accept their service. That which man doth, unaided by divine strength, God can never own.
The mere fruits of the earth He casteth away; He will only reap that corn, the seed of which was sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by the sun of divine love.
God will empty out all that thou hast before He will put His own into thee; He will first clean out thy granaries before He will fill them with the finest of the wheat. The river of God is full of water; but not one drop of it flows from earthly springs.
God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Are you mourning over your own weakness? Take courage, for there must be a consciousness of weakness before the Lord will give thee victory. Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” – Charles SpurgeonD.L. Moody once said that “If you partner with God, Make your plans big!” I encourage you today to make God your partner. Whatever your burden is that caused you to search for strength, give it up to him now.
Do not let another minute go by without completely surrendering your burdens to Him. God wants to be your strength. Surrender to Him in your weakness and let Him show Himself strong.
Remember if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!
15 Quotes from Jesus in the Bible
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Top 7 Bible Verses About Having Strength Through Tough Times
Everyone faces challenges and hardships at different points in their lives, but the important thing is to continue to trust God in the midst of those storms.
What seems terrible to us, is nothing for the Lord, as he starts with the impossible. He has given us his word to encourage us during those trials as well.
With that in mind, here are my top 7 Bible verses about having strength through tough times.
It is so encouraging for me to know that when difficulties come my way, the Lord is my refuge and my strength. I can run to his arms for comfort and safety at all times, as he is always there for me. The phrase “very present” brings peace as well, because we don’t have to wait our turn to go to him. God is always there for us when we need him.
If you have ever felt faint, you know the total weakness that overcomes you at that moment. It is during that crucial time, though, that the Lord comes in and strengthens us. He brings us renewed hope and stamina in order to continue in our life’s journey. Even when we are at our lowest point, he lifts us up into his loving arms and restores us back to normalcy.
This is a very well-known verse, as it brings much prophetic hope to us during tough times. It is also a reminder that when we wait for God to show up in our circumstances, that he will then renew our strength.
All we have to do is wait on him, and he will lift us up the eagles who fly above the storm clouds and the winds. How encouraging it is to know that with God’s help we will not grow weary or faint.
We will be able to walk and run again to face life’s challenges.
Tough times are inevitable, so I love what the prophet Jeremiah shares with us in this verse. He reminds us that God is our refuge and our stronghold—a strong tower that we can run to and be safe. The Lord is also our source of strength even when we feel overwhelmed by the trials and difficulties that we face.
“God is good all the time. All the time God is good.” Haven’t we all said these affirmations before, as we declare God’s faithfulness? I have said this many times, and I believe it with all of my heart.
In our lives we will have trouble, but we also know that we can go to the Lord for protection and comfort. He knows us intimately, and he still loves and cares for us very much.
Because he is so good, we can take refuge in him.
This is one of my favorite verses of all times, because when I have faced what seemed impossible situations it has been the Lord who strengthened me. He helped me overcome whatever difficulty or challenge I was experiencing at the time. God also renewed my sense of hope and even gave me his joy in the midst of it all.When I was 10 years old, I was trying to learn how to do a backwards dive, but I was too afraid to try it. Then this verse came to mind that I had learned a few years before, and I was suddenly overcome with the belief that I could do it. I immediately tried one more time, and I was wonderfully successful.
Ever since then, when I face challenges or tough times that seem impossible to me, I remember this verse.
Suffering is a part of the human condition, and going through tough times also seems inevitable. However, I what the apostle Peter tells us here, as he reminds us that our trials are only for a little while. God is full of grace, and he will come to our rescue. He will also restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us by his power if we submit to him.
God is always calling us to follow him—in the good times and in the tough times. He has also given us his word to encourage and inspire us when the road gets hard.
Paul writes in Colossians 1:11, “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
” So even when we face the storms in our lives, God will always strengthen us and give us the endurance and patience with joy that we need. What a blessing that is!
Written by Karla Hawkins
God has been good to me over the years, and I have much for which to be grateful to Him. First of all, I feel blessed to be the pastor’s wife of a thriving church in northern Michigan and the mother of four amazing grown children.
It is also very rewarding to be a Christian author, editor and translator for the Kingdom of God. Some of my favorite pastimes include supporting my children’s contemporary Christian band ONLY9AM, singing on the worship team at church, traveling, and connecting with family and friends via social media.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and especially with my precious three-year-old grandson.
Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times (Smith)
A response to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
Trusting God in Troubled Times
The Rev. Vaughan Smith
Several Psalms and many Proverbs divide all of humanity into two groups:the righteous and the wicked.
Certainly in Psalms and Proverbs, and I think in the entire Bible, righteousness is a matter of relationship. Righteous people are not perfect. Righteous people are simply people whorelate rightly to God.
wise, wicked people do not relate rightly to God. The righteous relate rightly to God because the righteous recognize God as God.
The righteous relate rightly to God by seeking to know God and to obey God. But the wicked reject God and God’s ways. The wicked reject God because the wicked want to be their own gods. And the wicked reject God’s ways because the wicked want to do things their own way.
Among other things, Psalm 37 recognizes the frustrating reality that the wicked often prosper, and the righteous often suffer. This seems unfair. The righteous try to live God’s way.The wicked reject God and live their own way. And yet… the wicked often seem to have it betterthan the righteous.
If YOU have ever been punished for doing the right thing, if you’re a good guy who seems to always finish last… then Psalm 37 is for you.
Psalm 37 is also good spiritual medicine for just about any problem a person might have.I heard a story recently about a little boy who wanted to wash his cat. The little boy went to the storeand bought some Tide detergent.
The cashier said to the boy, “It’s nice of you to run errands for your parents. Do you do the laundry at your house?” The little boy said, “I’m not doing laundry.I’m washing my cat.”
The cashier explained to the boy that Tide was not good for washing cats… but the boy refused to listen.
The next time the boy came to the store, the casher asked him, “How’s your cat?”
The boy hung his head in sadness. He said, “My cat died.”
The cashier said, “I’m sorry to hear that your cat died. Did it die from the Tide you washed it with?”
The boy said, “No. I don’t think the Tide killed my cat. I think it was the spin cycle.”
When we get bombarded with problems… when stress comes in waves… life can feel a spin cycle.
Raise your hand if you know what I am talking about.
The spin cycle killed the cat…and the spin cycle can kill people too. The spin cycle can kill us quickly, in a heart attack.Or the spin cycle can kill us slowly…by slowly sucking the life us,until we become joyless, defeated zombies.
When life is a “spin cycle”or when a specific, major crisis strikes, Ps. 37 provides God-given wisdom, a plan of action for experiencingthe peace that passeth understanding, a supernatural peace that transcends circumstances.The first 8 verses of Psalm 37 give us 7 steps for enjoying God and experiencing supernatural peace, even in a spin cycle.
The supernatural peace that God offers can help us cope with the current economic crisis.The current, world-wide economic crisis might lead to one world currency… to one world government… and to the rise of “The Man of Lawlessness,” (2 Thess. 2) commonly called, “The Antichrist.”
On the other hand, the current world economic crisis could simply be a product of human sin and greed, and it might have nothing to do with The End of the World.
Either way… Christians have nothing to fear! Either way, Christians have nothing to fear because our God is in control… and His plan is perfect!
Whenever we face any crisis, it’s helpful to review God’s instructions for enjoying God and experiencing supernatural peace.
Don’t worry about writing these 7 steps down. God already wrote them down for us, and we can turn back to Psalm 37 any time we need to.
Step 1: Don’t Fret
David knew that it is hard to avoid fretting. That’s probably why the words, “Don’t fret”are recorded three times in the first eight verses of Psalm 37.
David, Paul, and Jesus each command us not to fret, not to worry.
Fretting—or worrying—is a sin. It’s a sin because God commands us not to do it.
Fretting, or worrying, is a choice. We cannot control what thoughts enter our minds, but we can control which thoughts we dwell on.When I experience worry, I try to turn my worries into prayers. The best weapon against worry is trusting God When we trust that God loves us… When we trust that God works for our good in all things, even in hurtful things… When we trust in God’s person, plan, power, and love, then we really have nothing to worry about.
I expect that most of us will never completely stop worrying,but we can grow in faith. We can worry less and less. And when we do worry, we can repent… and try to better.
Steps 2 and 3: Trust in the Lord… and do good
These two steps are inseparable; neither can exist without the other. Faith and trust are VERBS; faith and trust are a lifestyle, and they involve action.
Real faith always includes obedience, and obedience includes doing the “good” things God commands. That is why trusting God and doing good cannot be separated.
Step 4: delight yourself in the lord
What do you delight in?What is your greatest source of pleasure? If knowing God is not our highest joy and delight, then we do not know God very well. And if we do not know God very well,it is only because we have not invested enough time in developing our relationship with God.
Speaking from his own experience, plus the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,David says that when we delight in God, God gives us the desires of our hearts. This is a blank check… with one condition attached.
Much when we are “abiding in Christ” …when we delight in God, then the desires of our heartswill be in line with God’s will.
When we delight in God,the desires of our hearts are in line with God’s will… and when our desires are in line with God’s will,God can safely give us the desires of our hearts.
In fact, when we delight in God, we desire increased intimacy with God…and God is happy to fulfill our desire for increased intimacy with Himself.
Step 5: Commit your way to the Lord
This one is tricky. It means more than we may think. Commitment is important.Deep, satisfying relationships— marriage, friendship, and discipleship—require commitment.
Our commitment to God is important… but, here in Psalm 37.5, being committed to God is not the point. We don’t have time to dig deep into the original Hebrew today, but please trust me when I say that the word translated as, “commit,” means “to roll something onto something else.”
The Apostle Peter probably had Psalm 37.5 on his mind, when he wrote, “Cast all your anxiety on [God] because he cares for you.”
Casting our cares on God, rolling our burdens onto the Lord, that is what David means, when he tells us to commit our way to the Lord.Committing our way to the Lord includes going to God in prayer, taking our problems to the foot of the cross… and leaving our problems there, with God.
Committing our way to the Lord includes seeking God’s presence… placing our problems in God’s hands… and then trusting God will… and God’s timing.
Step 6: Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him
Again, please trust me when I say that the original Hebrew includes the idea of sitting still with God in silence. David is telling us to tell God about our problems… and then to sit quietly with God.
Let’s learn the lesson of the face. God gave us two ears and one mouth. We should listen twice as much as we talk, and this is especially true, in our relationship with God!
Most of us, including me, could listen to God more, and if we did, our lives would be better!
And just in case we forgot Step 1, David reminds us, saying, “Don’t fret…”
Step 7: Refrain from anger and turn from wrath
We all get angry.
The Apostle Paul gives us two especially helpful commandsabout dealing with the anger we all feel at times.
“‘In your anger do not sin’ “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…” (Ephesians 4:26) Don’t allow anger to lead us to do or say harmful things… and… let go of each day’s anger,before going to bed at night.
If we sincerely desire God to help us to obey these two commands, then we can ask for… and receive God’s help.
And lest we forget, for the third time, David reminds us, “Don’t fret — it leads only to evildoing.” (Psalm 37:8)
That’s it! Seven steps to stop fretting at the wicked… seven steps to surviving the spin cycle… seven steps to enjoying God and God’s peace in the storms of life.
These steps are not a one-time thing. Some days we need to go through these steps several times.
Remember, the seven steps are right there in Psalm 37.We can review these seven steps whenever necessary.
And as we practice these seven steps, we can enjoy God’s presence and God’s peace even in the storms of life.As we practice these seven steps, we can survive the spin cycle… and come out clean.
And as we practice these seven steps, we can experience what Jesus was talking about, when He said,“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you… Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.” (John 14:27)
Lord, help us to be doers of Your Word! Amen.
Copyright 2008, Vaughan Smith. Used by permission.
Bible Verses About Having Strength During Hard Times
A week or so ago I put together a massive post with well over a hundred bible verses about money and talked about how we need to make sure that we always put God first in our lives before money – and everything else.
We can easily allow money to become our master, and God can quickly move to the background if we’re not careful.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24
One thing that occurred to me in the midst of listing all those verses, however, is that I never really touched on a topic that seems to be especially important right now in the midst of a double dip recession when so many people are having a hard time. The idea of looking to God for strength in the midst of hard times.
Bible Verses About Strength
Today I decided to bring together some encouraging and challenging verses talking about how and where we need to find strength in the midst of turbulent times. I hope you find them uplifting as well.
Where Do We Find Strength?
Where do we find our strength? In the Lord our God!
Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.
Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
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.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Exodus 33:14 My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.
Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.
Don’t Worry Or Fear, Find Your Strength In Him
It can be so easy to give into worry, fear and despair, but with Him we can find strength, and look forward to wonderful things. He gives us hope!
Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Luke 12:25-26 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Philippians 4:6 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.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 27: 1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me,it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;though war break out against me,even then I will be confident.
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Psalm 145: 18-19 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
God Gives Us A Spirit Of Strength And Power
Through faith in Christ we are given a spirit of power, love and discipline, and for that reason we have nothing to fear. We can hold onto his promises and be confident that he’ll see us through even the darkest of days.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Psalm 138:3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Psalm 112: 1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.
Psalm 91:1-2 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”
Psalm 112: 1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.
Hard Times May Come, But He’s There With Us Through Them All
Though we aren’t promised an easy life, we are told that Christ will be there with us when we believe in Him, that he won’t give us more than we can handle with His help, and even our hard times can be used to glorify God.
2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
Philippians 4: 12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . . I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
1 Peter 5: 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Hebrews 4:16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.
Strength In Christ Our Lord And Savior
As the verses above illustrate, we’re told to call on Jesus Christ, and that he will hear us and give us strength, hope and a grace sufficient to carry us through. He will be our ever present help when we’re in need, and he can give us a peace that passes all understanding. For me that’s extremely encouraging.
How about you? Do you have any favorite bible verses about strength, and where you can find it? Did one of the verses above stick out more than the others for you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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25 Powerful Verses to Help Us Stand Strong in Uncertain Times
- Debbie McDaniel
- 2017Feb 07
The enemy will always lure us towards panic and worry if we focus on all that's wrong in this world. And even when we know Truth and believe that God’s in control, there can be a lot in this life we might start to feel anxious about. It can still be a daily battle in our hearts, in our minds. Because when we just keep looking all around, we will easily get defeated and lose strength.
Drained. Impatient. Or cynical.
Fear creeps in. We lose our focus because we're so distracted by all the things that can never really give us strength and hope anyway. God alone can offer us confident peace that can never be found in this life without Him. Choosing today, to set my eyes on Him.
For if He made all of heaven and earth, surely He has a Sovereign, incredible plan, for you and for me. He knows our way in this journey of life, and He’s a “with us” God. These 25 Scriptures will breath life and strength into your soul when you're facing uncertain and shaky times.
Memorize these Bible verses to stand strong and remind yourself that God loves you.
25 Verses for Strength in Shaky Times
1. Psalm 46:1-2 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2
2. Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
3. Isaiah 59:19 “When the enemy comes in a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:194. 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.” Isaiah 41:10
5. Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him…” Nahum 1:7
6. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
7. Psalm 18:2 “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 18:2
8. Deuteronomy 3:22 “Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22
9. Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper…” Isaiah 54:17
10. Habakkuk 3:19 “The Sovereign Lord is my strength, he makes my feet the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19
11. Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-912. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
13. 1 Peter 5:8-10 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:8-10
14. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
15. 1 John 4:4 “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
16. John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
17. Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-2618. Genesis 50:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20
19. Psalm 29:11 “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psa 29:11
20. Ephesians 6:10-12 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:10-12
21. Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17
22. Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!’” Psa 91:1-2
23. Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10
24. Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor 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.” Romans 8:38-39
25. Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7Choosing today to rely on His help not to “worry about anything,” but instead “pray about everything.” May His Spirit help us to guard our hearts and minds in Him.
A Prayer for Uncertain Times
You remind us in Your word that we never have to give way to fear and worry in this life. The enemy would love for us to get stuck there, but you’ve given us the keys to move past his lies and step over his traps. Thank you for the powerful weapons of prayer and your word.
Thank you for setting us free through Christ’s gift on the cross. Thank you for your Spirit that dwells within us even now and gives us peace. You assure us that you’re constantly with us, no matter what we face in our lives, or in this world. When all seems shaky and uncertain, we choose to look to you.
We know that you alone are Sovereign and you hold all things in your hands. We trust you even when we can’t see what you’re doing. We know you will make a way for us, where there seems to be no way. We’re confident and secure in you alone, for you are our Rock and Refuge, a very present help in trouble.
Help us not to be easily swayed by headline news stories or defeat and discouragement. Strengthen our spirits, from deep within, so that we can walk in your freedom, truth, and peace today. You are greater than anything we face here in this world, and we believe that no weapon formed against us will prosper.
Raise up a barrier and defense around our lives dear Lord, protect us and keep us close to you.
In Jesus’ Name,
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