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12 Most Powerful Bible Verses for Strength in Hard Times

Rely on the mighty Lord; constantly seek His face.
1 Chronicles 16:11

12 Most Powerful Bible Verses for Strength in Hard Times

When the heavy winds of life begin to blow and you feel you can no longer bear it, where do you turn for strength? Maybe it is a trusted friend or counselor; perhaps you look for encouraging words of inspiration from a favorite philosopher or self-help book. All of those options may indeed provide comfort for a certain period of time, but we need a type of strength that transforms our spirit, cuts through any trials, and perseveres until the very end. 

There is only one source this side of Heaven that will give you a supernatural strength that perseveres through even the toughest of times. A strength that will transform your heart so that when difficulties do arise, they no longer have power over you. This source is divine – a supernatural and living source, capable of working within your soul in a miraculous and other-worldly kind of way. This source, this kind of power, cannot be found in any man or man-made source. So what is it?

The Word of God. Holy Scripture serves as a powerful reminder that, with faith, strength can be found when we think all is lost: “My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Ps 73:26).

If you are feeling spiritually, mentally, and/or physically weak today, these 12 Most Powerful Bible Verses for Strength in Hard Times will help you find courage, determination, peace, and — most of all — a transforming strength and fortitude to carry on and allow you to soar! God created you for mighty things and, with Him, all things are possible. Today, take some time to meditate on the following verses and watch how God will transform, strengthen, and equip you. 

12 Most Powerful Bible Verses for Strength in Hard Times

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the Lord, your God, who marches with you; He will never fail you or forsake you.

Isaiah 40:31

They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar on eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
A very ready help in trouble.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear: I am with you;
do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Joshua 1:9

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.

Isaiah 12:2

God indeed is my salvation;
I am confident and unafraid.
For the Lord is my strength and my might,
and he has been my salvation.

Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the faint,
abundant strength to the weak.

1 Peter 5:10

The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ [Jesus] will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little.

Philippians 4:13

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Habakkuk 3:19

God, my Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet swift as those of deer
and enables me to tread upon the heights.

Short Prayer of strength

God, my Lord, be my strength;
You make my feet swift as those of deer
and enable me to tread upon the heights.

-Adapted from Psalm 29:11.

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