13+ Beautifully Encouraging Bible Verses About Strength in Hard Times

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August 14, 2019 | Pregnancy

Are you feeling weary? Not sure where to find strength or optimism? Let these uplifting bible verses about staying strong in hard times carry you today.

  1. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NLT
  2. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
  3. “That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT
  4. “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT
  5. “Why am I discouraged?
    Why is my heart so sad?
    I will put my hope in God!
    I will praise him again-
    my Savior…” Psalms 42:5 NLT
  6. “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29 NLT
  7. “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. The will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NLT
  8. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hope you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT
  9. “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29 NLT
  10. “He renews my strength.
    He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.” Psalms 23:3 NLT
  11. “My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.” Psalms 71:7 NLT
  12. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3
  13. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8
  14. My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:20-27

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