Bible Verses about Strength: 12 Scriptures

bible verses about strength

Say the word strength, and immediately one thinks of diet plans, workout routines, and trips to the gym. The word reminds us of the workout clothes we bought last year, with good intentions, but never wore. To be physically strong and fit is a fine goal, but there is a greater strength that is even more essential – a strength that can only be found in God. We can discover God’s power when we study the Bible verses about strength. The Apostle Paul says: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10).

Godly strength trumps physical strength every time, but many believers balk at spiritual strength as well. We buy into the lies that we are somehow not strong in the Lord. We give in to feelings that we can never experience God’s strength. If this is you, then beware, God’s word never once indicates that God wants his people to remain weak.

“From one end of the Bible to the other, we read of God’s strengthening His people,” writes Dr. David Jeremiah in Sanctuary. He continues, “The psalmist says the righteous person is like a tree planted by streams of water. Just like a tree is nourished by the constant supply of water—without which, under the blistering sun, the tree would surely die—so the life that is rooted in the Word of God will also be established and will be strong.”

Here are some Bible Verses about strength and faith that will help us in hard times. Pick one or two of these Bible quotes about strength, claim them for yourself, and memorize them so that you might have hope in this difficult world.

12 Bible Verses about Strength in the Lord

1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord you God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

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.

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

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.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 you can stand up under it.

2 Timothy 4:7
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Finding Strength in the Lord – Quotes from Christian Authors

“The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today,” — Max Lucado, Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear

“Throughout the Bible we find a simple formula: When the Word goes in, praise goes up, and faith goes out, God goes forth to strengthen His people.” — Dr. David JeremiahSanctuary: Finding Moments of Refuge in the Presence of God

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” — Billy Graham

“In those desperate times when we feel like we don’t have an ounce of strength, He will gently pick up our heads so that our eyes can behold something-something that will keep His hope alive in us.” — Kathy Troccoli, author of Falling in Love with Jesus

 

Which Bible Verses about Strength Give You Encouragement?

Certainly we have not provided a full list of strength Bible verses. So we encourage you to respond to this post. Share your favorite Bible verses on strength. Tell us how your strength Bible verses have helped you through a difficult time, or encouraged you to meet a challenge with confidence.

Fred Bittner

Fred has a passion for small group Bible studies. His experience includes 20 years in ministry and 16 years in public education. He started and led a singles ministry that included several hundred believers, and helped establish a small group ministry in a growing church. He has seven books in print. His latest book, The Art of Worship is a great primer for new believers. Visit his website at www.2t2ministries.org

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