52 POWERFUL Bible Verses About Strength In Hard Times

There are many Bible verses about strength in hard times. These verses can encourage us and give us hope when we face difficult situations. If you need physical, spiritual, emotional, or physical, let these Bible verses about strength lift you up.

Bible Verses About Strength In Hard Times

1. Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!”

2. Psalm 107:28-30 “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. So they were glad when it grew calm, and he led them to safety at harbor.”

3. 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.”

4. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Verses For Strength In Difficult Times

5. 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. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior– from violent people you save me.”

6. Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

7. Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 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.”

8. Psalm 138:3 “In the day when I called, you answered me; you increased my strength of soul.”

9. Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and selected young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

10. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Scriptures About Strength In Hard Times

11. Psalm 28:7-8 “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. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.”

12. Isaiah 35:3-4 “Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, “Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you.””

13. Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”

14. Psalm 119:28 “My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word.”

15. 2 Timothy 4:16-17 “At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished and all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth.”

16. Psalm 18:39 “For You girded me with strength for battle; You subdued under me those who rose up against me.”

17. 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and His strength; continually seek His face. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His miracles and the judgments uttered by His mouth,”

18. Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will extol Him.”

19. John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.””

20. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Inspirational Bible Verses About Strength

21. Psalm 37:39-40 “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.”

22. Psalm 59:16-17 “But I will sing of Your strength; I will sing aloud of Your lovingkindness in the morning For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my firmament, the God who shows me compassionate love.”

23. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

24. 2 Samuel 22:19 “He brought me forth also into a large place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.”

25. Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”

26. 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.”

27. Psalm 18:32-34 “It is God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze He has also given me the shield of His salvation, And His condescension has made me great”

28. Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”

29. 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.”

30. Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”

31. Psalm 57:7 “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.”

32. 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”

33. Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.”

34. Psalm 62:7-8 “On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

35. Psalm 72:12-14 “For he will deliver the needy who cries out in distress, Also the afflicted who has no helper He will be favorable to the poor and needy And save the lives of the needy He will redeem their lives from oppression and violence, And dear shall their blood be in His sight”

36. Psalm 91:2 “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!””

37. Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

38. Mark 5:36 “As soon as He heard the news about Him, He began to follow Him.”

39. Luke 8:50 “But Jesus said to him, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.””

Scriptures For Strength During Life’s Storms

40. John 6:20 “But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.””

41. Acts 18:9-10 “And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.””

42. Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”

43. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

44. Hebrews 4:16 “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

45. James 4:7-8 “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Bible Verses For Power During Challenges

46. 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

47. 2 Peter 1:3 “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”

48. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”

49. Jude 24-25 “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”

50. Revelation 1:17-18 “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,”

51. Revelation 2:10 “Do not fear what you are about to suffer Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

52. Revelation 21:4 “And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

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