13 Bible Verses on Strength

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Does the way seem long and hard? This list of verses will give you just what you need to take another step.

Last week was the first week of summer break for the kids. Now I love my kids more than anything. Truly. But I’ll just be honest and tell you that less routine and more fun last week forced me to run to chocolate more than once. In fact, I moved the hiding place for my chocolate stash. Since the first bag I bought was almost gone before I even had one peanut butter M&M. *sigh*

While chocolate is a great temporary sanity-saver, my true secret to strength? God’s Word. Over the weekend I researched verses and did some word study. When I sit by the bed of my sweet Taylor girl, who is slowly weakening day by day, I read these verses to her.

No matter how overwhelming things are, these Bible verses on strength will empower you to keep going.

This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless….For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me. 2 Samuel 22:33, 40

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength… Nehemiah 8:10

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Psalm 93:1

Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Psalm 24:8

And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. Psalm 138:3

You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, “It is hopeless”;
you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint. Isaiah 57:10

This last verse spoke to me so deeply this morning. There have been plenty of times when I’ve wondered when the trials are going to end. When I’ve thought that this long dark valley can never be passed. When I’ve said to myself “It’s hopeless.” But when I ran to God’s Word, I discovered a vein of strength I hadn’t tapped into before. So today I’m standing strong. Join me?




  1. Thank you so so much Rachel, really needed this. God bless you.

  2. You truly are an inspiration to me. I need the verses sometimes so much. I am having lots of trouble with my knees and feet. I was born with club feet and some times I get really scared about getting older. I wished I could loose weight but I just can’t seem to. May God bless you every day. Good days and days that are sad to you. God is with you, I know. Sometimes I wished I could feel Him more.

  3. You really do such a wonderful thing by telling your times of hope and then of sadness. May God Bless you on all days!!!

  4. Im so blessed to have come across ur blog. I love other bloggers as wed ll, but ur blog is different in that u know and are open about the realm of suffering. Weve been in a dark pit for a long time as our child has moderate to severe autism and not a lotof sleep or recreation or even peace because though he is five years old he getsintothings like a eighteen month old(only hes tall and strong which means more access) Going placesis a joke usually. i have to skip church 2 days a week if my husband goes on wed or sun night. (they dont have aequate childcare for his disorder anytime but sun morning) our whole world revolves around his aggressive or destructive behavior. I am just plain exausted! the fact thatu see hope in dire circumstances gives me encourgement,and ive been sharing ur blog w others hoping the same for them

  5. Thanks for this post. I printed out the verses so I can look at them when I need them. I also put a verse in my daughter’s lunch notes, so I can use these then also.

  6. Psalm 138:3……that one just touched me to my core for what I’m going through right now…thankyou!!!

  7. Rae Lynne Newpher says:

    Exactly what I need! God is amazing! I am training away from home for a total of four weeks, I’m week and a half in. I am away from my husband and I feel so torn and depressed. I left the job I was comfortable in to pursue another adventure in the world of nursing… Case Management. I’ve been missing my husband and family and I feel so uncomfortable, I spend a lot of time contemplating and complaining, wondering if I’m doing the right thing. This morning I prayed for direction, strength, and guidance… And I got this message in my email. Praise God!!! Thank you for sharing

  8. Been thinking about you and your family a lot lately, praying for you all. Lots of love, hun (((hugz ) ) ) Thank you for sharing these verses today, they are just what I have been needing myself.

  9. Good Morning Rachel,

    Thank you so much for sharing your life and God’s word. It truly breathed life into me this am as I am in a valley.

    I think about your precious “Taylor girl” and know that if you can stay strong and continue to encourage others during such a time. I am certain God’s love is real.

    I cried as I read each scripture. I cried because today the words hit my heart. Today I can believe that they are meant for me also. Today HIS word came alive in my spirit. I cried for those in the valleys, in the darkness, dealing sickness and those lost.

    Then I smiled because HIS word and HIS love can strengthen even in the mist.

    Standing Strong with you.

    Thank you and God bless you and your family❤️

  10. Think go you often, Friend. Powerful verses. Praying for your lovely family and especially peace and comfort for sweet Taylor.

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