Coronavirus. Contentious politics. Division. Hate and anger. The chaos unfolding in American culture right now is almost blinding, but no matter how uncertain, painful and contentious things feel, we have hope in Christ — something that is evident in Bible verses about strength and encouragement.
The events unfolding on news and in media might give you anxiety or worry, but there are places we can go to recharge and find hope. Entertainment is one powerful escape, with Pure Flix offering movies like "Revive Us 2" and "Amazing Love," among thousands of additional titles — films and TV shows that will leave you deeply inspired.
And of course scripture is filled with encouraging Bible verses that will uplift us. So, let's pause today to dive into a collection of inspirational Bible verses about strength — scriptures that are worth committing to memory.
Inspirational Bible Verses About Strength
The following encouraging Bible verses will offer us some solace amid pain, uncertainty and angst. Consider writing some of these verses down and reflecting on them throughout the day. You could even choose one scripture each day as a "verse of the day" to help you focus on the hope you have in Christ.
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom." - Luke 12:32 (NIV)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
“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, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like 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.” - 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)
"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 (NIV)
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” - 1 John 5:4 (NIV)
"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?" - Psalm 27:1 (NIV)
"Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Mark 10:27 (NIV)
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
Bible Verses About Encouragement
And that's hardly the end of the inspirational bible verses about strength that can both inform and inspire you to get through the pain and chaos that sometimes strikes in life. In the next set of encouraging Bible verses, we're reminded not to be afraid, to be "strong and courageous" and that God can deliver us from our fears:
"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.” - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." - Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 (NIV)
“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 5:10 (NIV)
"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 (NIV)
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