In today’s troubled times, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or anxious. With the increase in violent attacks, troubling world news, and personal trials that affect us, even the strongest Christians sometimes find themselves struggling.

The following is a list of Bible verses from the NIV about strength, where you can find it, what it looks like, and how to hold on to it when you are feeling discouraged or facing trails that seem impossible to overcome.

Here are some more Bible verses about forgiveness, encouragement and the last words of Jesus that you may find uplifting as well. Enjoy!

The Lord Is Your Strength

As a Christian, you can find encouragement through many sources such as pastors, Godly friends and family members, and your church. It’s important, however, to remember that the ultimate source of all of your strength must always be the Lord.

1.) Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

2.) Proverbs 18:10
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

3.) Nehemiah 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

4.) 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.

5.) 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.

6.) Psalm 9:9-10
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

7.) Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

8.) 1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

9.) Psalm 32:7-8
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

10.) Exodus 33:14
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

11.) Deuteronomy 31:8
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

12.) Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you.

13.) Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

His Strength Is Greater Than Any Worry or Fear

If you trust in the strength of the Lord, he will cast out all worry and fear and anxiety, for He is greater than all these things, and all earthly troubles.

14.) Isaiah 43:1-3
But now, this is what the Lord says — he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, 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. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

15.) Luke 12:25-26
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

16.) Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

17.) John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

18.) Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

19.) Psalm 27: 1-3
The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

20.) 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.

21.) Psalm 145: 18-19
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

22.) 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

23.) 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.

God Will Strengthen You with Power and Might

Not only do you have no reason to fear when you trust in the Lord, but he will replace your fear and anxiety with a spirit of power. He will encourage you, and equip you to overcome all obstacles before you.

24.) 2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

25.) Psalm 138:3
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.

26.) Psalm 16:8
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

27.) Psalm 62:1-2
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

28.) Psalm 112: 1, 7-8
Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.

29.) Psalm 91:1-2
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

29.) Psalm 91:1-2
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

30.) Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Hold On to the Strength He Gives

When you are going through difficult times, hold on to the strength the Lord gives by trusting in Him. Rest in the knowledge and understanding of who He is, His might and his power, and his love for you. If you do this, his strength will never leave you.

31.) Isaiah 30:15
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

32.) Isaiah 26: 3-4
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

33.) 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

34.) Philippians 4: 12-13
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

35.) 2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

36.) Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

37.) 1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

38.) Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

39.) Deuteronomy 31:6,8
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

40.) 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

The Strength of the Lord

When you are feeling weak or troubled, turn to God. He is the source of all true and lasting strength, which casts out all fear and anxiety, leaving instead a spirit of power and might. Trust in God and his promises, and his strength will never leave you.

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