Let these Bible verses about strength be an encouragement to you as you walk through hard times in your life. May they also inspire you to grow in your faith walk with the Lord.

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As you’re looking through these Bible verses about strength you’ll likely see a common theme among them.

It isn’t our strength that we need to rely on but the Lord’s strength.

Drawing His strength, not just during hard times but on a daily basis, is the best way to walk through our days. (Check out the prayer below if you’re unsure how to talk to the Lord about your lack of strength.)

May these verses encourage you as much as they have me when the hard times of life come.

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Short Bible Verses About Strength In Hard Times

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1 Chronicles 16:11 

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Psalm 68:35 

You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Exodus 15:2

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Habakkuk 3:19

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

trees and the sky

Psalm 46:1 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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.

Exodus 15:13

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

1 Thessalonians 3:13

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

rose bloom

1 Chronicles 16:27

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.

Isaiah 12:2

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 118:14

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Isaiah 43:2

I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Proverbs 31:25

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

grassy knoll

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Psalm 22:19

But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

2 Timothy 4:17

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.

Psalm 28:7

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.

orange tulip

Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Psalm 59:9

You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress.

Be Encouraged As You Strengthen Your Faith

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

lake with mountains at dusk

Psalm 29:11

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Ephesians 3:16

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being

Psalm 59:17

You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

pink flower

Psalm 18:32

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Isaiah 40:31

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.

Psalm 71:9

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

Isaiah 33:2

Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.

bullrush overlooking a city

Psalm 96:6

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

2 Chronicles 16:9a

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Psalm 105:4

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

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.

A Pray for Strength In Hard Times

Let this simple prayer be a starting point for you as you begin to talk with the Lord and ask Him to give you the strength that you need. 

Lord, I’m tired and my strength is all but gone. Will you help me to give you control of my life? Instead of doing things in my own strength will you give me the courage to trust in you and you alone. Help me not to look too far into the future that seems so scary but only one day at a time, trusting in you and your perfect plan for my life. Thank you that you promise to be with me every step of the journey and that your loving hand will guide me.

If prayer feels hard or you struggle knowing what to pray check out my Abundant Living Prayer Journal.

It is my prayer that these verses will be an encouragement to you as you walk through your day. Memorize them, write them on your mirror or a 3×5 card and look at them whenever you feel discouraged or need a pick-me-up.

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