Looking for a little bit of strength? These Bible quotes are sure to inspire enough strength to endure even the most difficult of times.
If you need some words of encouragement, the Bible has plenty to say about strength. In fact, Jesus himself looked to God and his faith for strength during intense times of weakness. Have you ever felt like you didn't have any more to give or felt completely hopeless? Everyone has at some point or another, but it's their inner strength that helps them carry on and endure the temporary pain.
If you're feeling lost or discouraged, there are some major themes within the Bible that deal with the subject of strength that can help you overcome those weaknesses. Whether it's your own inner strength, the strength of others, or strength in faith and in God, these verses can give you hope and courage to persevere even through the toughest of times.Which passages from the Bible do you look to for strength and encouragement? Vote up all of your favorites below, and feel free to add any that aren't already on this list.
Deuteronomy 6:5Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Psalm 28:7The 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.
Philippians 4:13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Isaiah 40:29He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
2 Chronicles 15:7But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
Deuteronomy 20:4For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.
Exodus 15:2The 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.
Mark 12:30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
1 Corinthians 16:13Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 119:28My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
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.
Nehemiah 8:10Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Romans 5:6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Ephesians 6:10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
2 Corinthians 12:10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Matthew 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
John 5:11But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"
1 Timothy 1:12I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.
1 Peter 5:10And 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.