Strength and Courage
It's easy to feel afraid or discouraged when we encounter hard times.
When we read Bible stories in Sunday School about being strong and courageous, we often reflect on how David bravely fought Goliath or Moses defying the Pharaoh.
But even they lean on the Holy Spirit to finally be strong in the Lord. They had to count on God during trying times. Standing firm in courage requires putting on the full armor of God.
The Lord, your God, will never leave you nor forsake you. Don't be discouraged, for the Lord Jesus Christ is with you. Be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord to give you strength.
In today's Bible study, we will read Bible quotes about courage and strength. God strengthens His children. God gives us power, love, and self-discipline to live our lives with dignity and honor.
Prayer for you today:
"The Lord is my Helper. I shall not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. I will lean fully into God's grace today. In Jesus' name, amen!"
Bible Verses About Strength
And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord have spoken it, and will do it.
13. Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
14. Psalms 138:3 KJV
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
15. Psalms 34:4 KJV
I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
18. Psalms 31:24 KJV
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:
23. 1 Peter 5:7 KJV
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
25. Psalms 16:8 KJV
I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
26. Ezra 7:28 KJV
And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king’s mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
27. Isaiah 40:29 KJV
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
28. 1 Peter 5:10 KJV
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Bible Verses About Courage
29. Exodus 33:14 KJV
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
32. Joshua 1:6 KJV
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
33. Isaiah 12:2 KJV
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
37. Psalms 34:17 KJV
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
39. Psalms 27:14 KJV
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
40. John 14:27 KJV
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
42. 1 John 4:18 KJV
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
43. Joshua 1:9 KJV
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
46. Psalms 112:1 KJV
Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.