Paul makes our source of power and strength clear in (Ephesians 6:10-20). It is God, Himself, who holds the power to fight and win. Verse 10 commands us to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might” (emphasis added). When you are going through a storm be strong… No person power alone can stop the devil’s schemes, but God can and has already “disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him” (Colossians 2:15). The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in every believer by the power of the Holy Spirit and can empower Christians to fight and win in their spiritual battle. God is the source of our strength.
I have listed 20 Encouraging Bible quotes on Staying Strong.
20 Encouraging Bible Quotes About Staying Strong
1. Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my right hand.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. When trouble arise, God wants us to trust in Him, and not to fear. He said that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In this verse, God gives us three reasons to not be afraid.
The first reason God gives us is this: God tells us, “I am with you.” When we are tempted to fear, we need to remember that God is with us. God promises us that he will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). His Word also says that he will go with us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
We do not face our fears alone. God created us and he knows each specific fear we have. He created our inmost being and knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), which includes every tiny cell and every stitch of our personality. God says to his prophet in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”
Because God created us, he not only knows our fears, but also the situations which may cause us fear. And yet, we know he never leaves us to face those fears alone if we have put our faith in Jesus Christ. We can take comfort in the fact that God is with us always. And “if God is for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31)?
2. Isaiah 40:29 – He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Who are ready to faint under afflictions, because they have not immediate deliverance, or their prayers are not answered at once, or promises not fulfilled as they expected; to such he gives fresh supplies of spiritual strength; he strengthens their faith, and enlarges their views, to behold the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, and confirms his blessings and promises of grace unto them, ( Psalms 27:13 ) . God is a constant source of strength when ours is depleted.
3. Exodus 15:13 – You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
When you remember that the same power of God that redeemed you is the same power that will bring you through and through, you have a holy, eternal abode, a place where you’re forever safe.
4. Ephesians 3:16 – That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
This is my prayer every morning. That He will strengthen me with might, by His Spirit in my inner man. When we think of “heavenly riches,” we often think of streets paved with gold, the entry gates lined with pearls. But what if part of those beautiful riches is the joy, love, and even strength that Christ takes from His heavenly realm and pours out on earth for us? Praise the Lord!
5. 2 Corinthians 4:16 – So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
Once we realize that the “outer self is wasting,” that we are finite creatures, we can focus on what is eternal, the things that matter on the inside. From that perspective, Christ can shift our hearts and minds toward heaven.
God our Protector and Strength
6. 1 Corinthians 10:13 – God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
We need strength in the spiritual realm, just as our bodies need the physical strength to push through 24-hour day. We can condition our physical bodies with exercise, but when it comes to temptation, Christ uses His strength to shield and protect us.
7. 1 Chronicles 16:11 – Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
To be fully equipped, we have to seek The Lord and His strength daily.
8. Deuteronomy 20:4 – For the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.
The best part, the most humbling part, of our faith is that Christ is the ultimate winner. The victory is His because the strength is His. As believers, it’s our honor to use His strength to help mend hearts and souls on earth.
9. Isaiah 12:2 – Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
God uses the simplest of things, like a song, as a means for us to feel the overwhelming presence of his power, and His strength.
10. 2 Corinthians 12:9 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
This verse is centered on Paul’s conversation in which he begs God to remove his thorn in the side. Yet, God knows that our weaknesses are the perfect avenue for His power.
Waiting as God’s Tool for Strength
11. Psalm 31:24 – Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
Let go of what you think you can or can’t do (or, what others have told you can or can’t do), who you are, who you were, and who you are afraid to be and LET your heart (your true self) take courage. Take courage to be who God has created you to be.
12. Psalm 138:3 – On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
While we assume that we are waiting on God. But God is waiting on us? Waiting on us to be still and know, that He is God.
13. Isaiah 30:15 – For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
Remember that last verse about waiting in the quiet? God mentions this concept countless times as an avenue for strength.
14. Romans 5:6 – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Perfect timing is God’s thing; He is a on-time-God. Just hang in there. His timing is never wrong.
15. 2 Samuel 22:40 – For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.
You must take time to put on the right armor, to prepare your mind. And that comes from patience, mixed with God as the source of your warrior attire.
God’s Strength as Our Joy
16. Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
In the times we are living in, we want peace. right? But we all want joy and peace: You can have both joy and peace, but only if you harness it through the Holy Spirit and the power, He has to bring tranquility to your heart amidst the chaos of 2021.
17. Psalm 27:6 – And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
Joy is yours for the taking, and it is as simple as shouting His praise, using His strength as a reason to lift a song.
18. James 1:2-4 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
When James says to “count it all joy,” he encourages the saints to evaluate the way they look at trials. He calls believers to develop a new and improved attitude that considers trials from God’s perspective. James wants believers to know to expect “trials of various kinds” (James 1:2) in the Christian life. We should be prepared and not caught off guard when a sudden trial comes upon us. Trials are part of the Christian experience. Jesus told His disciples, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33).
19. Romans 12: 12 – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
The word “constant” here means persist in prayer. Persevere in it. Stay at it. Be devoted to it. Do not give up or slack off. Be habitual. In other words, Paul is calling all Christians to make prayer a regular, habitual, recurring, disciplined part of your life.
20. Psalm 5:11 – But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.
Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You: The righteous are those who trust the LORD and love His name. But their righteousness is evident in their words. They rejoice, they shout for joy, and they are joyful in the LORD.
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